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Whether in the new construction of vehicles or integration of new components and systems: by means of reliable tests in all phases of the project, Schaeffler Engineering achieves the greatest possible functional safety and reduces costs at the same time.
The requirements of a modern vehicle are growing continuously. Whether safety, efficiency, environmental compatibility, or comfort: innovative control units with intelligent software, in the most varied locations in the vehicle, provide optimal functioning and perfect interplay between all components.
As testing specialists, we ensure, in spite of rising complexity, that
And all of that even in the earliest stage of development.
As the model of the new system is being developed in MATLAB® / Simulink® with the aid of a computer, the first tests are already taking place in a loop with the virtual environment model. This way the feasibility can be tested parallel to the development.
If the model has been checked, the corresponding software is developed. This is converted into code that can be read by the target hardware and is then likewise tested in a virtual environment model.
The error-free code can now be applied to a newly developed processor or an FPGA. Before it is transferred on the control unit, an additional test takes place in a loop in an environment model: The Processor-in-the-Loop.
In the last step, we integrate the new software into the control unit and test the mechatronic system on a HiL simulator. Just like all previous tests, these tests generally run automatically – without manual error sources.
If the new project has successfully passed through all XiL phases, the new system can be implemented in the hardware and integrated into the vehicle.
In addition to analytical support in new development, we of course also test existing control units on our test benches. Here too, we take on the entire strategy, concept, and process development and use modern testing tools and software to guarantee fast and, above all, reliable results.
For your qualification tests, we undertake the creation of the test strategy for the function and endurance tests and the environment test. The tests are carried out according to a previously generated testing plan and end with a comprehensive analysis of the test results.
Of course in our work we take into account the applicable customer standards and norms, such as e.g. VW80000, LV124, VW 82148.
Leave nothing up to chance, and put our testing competence to the test.