Validating data transmissions

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The challenge of reducing time and costs along the product development cycle causes a growing demand to replace physical prototypes with virtual prototypes applying frontloading.

Engineers are facing a great number of challenging development and simulation tasks which necessitate more than just ‘good software'.

Their manufacturing includes rotatory and cubic components and extends from the classic five components (camshaft, crankshaft, cylinder head, cylinder block and connection rod) up to various vehicle, industrial and E-Motor/Battery components.

Flexible tool and device concepts, a fully air-conditioned manufacturing site and in ...

This is followed by R&D activities such as Mechanical Development and Performance and Emission Development.

The challenge is to meet the latest requirements for state-of-the-art and future-oriented R & D tasks such as tests on Hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as all requirements related to frontloading: from the road to the testbed and ultimately to the simulation.In order to save costs and reduce development times, road tests are increasingly being transferred to vehicle testbeds and replaced by simulation.Transferability and a balance between the individual test environments (off-line simulation, hardware-in-the-loop, component testbed, vehicle testbed, road, etc.) must be guaranteed.The development of modern vehicles with extremely complex powertrain concepts puts high requirements on a system which masters complexity and simplifies usability at the same time.Sensors are needed to convert physical properties into electric signals which than are conditioning and acquired by adequate measurement instruments.The key is to balance this complexity with the life cycle cost of the vehicle.