Critical technology trends in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), electric vehicles (EVs), and vehicle-to-everything communication (V2X) are presenting new test challenges, and the quickly evolving technology landscape is increasing the pressure on test schedules and requirements. The Automotive Track at NIDays Europe 2019 features subject matter experts who can help you tackle specific technical challenges by applying best practices for virtual test, power electronics emulation and V2X to test the vehicles of tomorrow.
Automotive Technical Sessions
A full conference pass is required to attend these and other technical sessions.
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
|10:45||Coffee Break - Exhibition|
What's new from NI in Automotive?
Daniel Riedelbauch, NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS
As vehicles move toward Autonomy, Connectivity and Electrification (ACE), the complexity of the technology being integrated in them is accelerating at an incredible pace. The test methods of the past cannot keep up with the current rate of technology change. In this track opening session, we will provide an overview on the investments that NI is making into the area of Automotive to put you ahead of the game solving these test challenges (Electric Vehicle related topics will be covered in the track opener on Thursday).
Empowering Autonomous Driving/ADAS teams in silicon Valley to shorten delivery timelines of complex systems by applying continuous validation methods
Florian Rohde, IPROCESS LLC
The pace in the automotive industry gets higher and higher when it comes to software development and delivery. Especially autonomous features will require continuous updates in order to deliver new features and improve performance and safety. Continuous Validation methods can accelerate the delivery by using Continuous Integration practices common in silicon valley tech companies and tailor them towards complex automotive systems.
Florian has 15 years of experience working on Validation Test in the Automotive industry and has held various positions at Continental, Tesla and NIO.
How NI’s platform enables a unified ADAS Test Workflow
Ashish Naik, NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS
In this session we will explain the different areas of test required to bring ADAS/AD systems to market, and highlight customer examples who have the leveraged the NI unified test architecture.
HIL-Based Validation of ADAS and AD Systems in the ZF Group with PXI Simulation Setups
Thomas Herpel, ZUKUNFT MOBILITY GMBH
Modern advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving platforms (AD) require a sound validation on all development stages—from software coding to full vehicle-system integration. For hardware-in-the-loop (HIL)-based ECU, system and function validation in up-to-date development projects in the ZF Group, this talk provides some insight to the challenges in test system development and how to utilize NI PXI platform modularity, scalability, and performance to achieve ambitious validation goals.
Using Virtual Testing to Develop Driving Assistance Systems
Diego Carvalho and Ondrej Zeman, VALEO
Learn about VOSSTREX, the virtual environment Valeo developed to create test scenarios, a hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) software and hardware architecture based on NI hardware (a PXI chassis with FPGAs and an external GPU connected to the PXI). Thirdly, view a live demo of the HIL, showing how it can speed up the validation process.
Closed-Loop, Connected Autonomous Vehicle Perception and Connectivity Testing Using High-Fidelity Synthetic Environments
Jakobus Groenewald, WARWICK MANUFACTURING GROUP
By validating L3+ connected and autonomous vehicles in simulators, you can create a virtually limitless number of flexible, repeatable, and safe-to-execute testing scenarios. Learn the essential elements of such a driving simulator, including gathering and merging simultaneous real-time data about the driving and connected environment, and sending the data to the vehicle under test. Find out how the WMG 3xD Simulator for Intelligent Vehicles achieved this by cosimulating multiple vendor technologies.
|15:45||Coffee Break - Exhibition|
One-Stop Test Solution for Autonomous Driving: Multidomain Hardware-in-the-Loop and Sensor Simulation
Frank Heidemann, SET and Michael Konrad, KONRAD TECHNOLOGIES
Active safety systems require millions of miles of test-drives to meet safety requirements. But acquiring road data is extremely expensive, and there’s no guarantee that you’ll encounter every scenario while you perform test-drives on the road. Also, there's no safe way to inject errors into a safety-critical system while you’re driving a vehicle. You can move these safety-critical systems from the road to the lab table with ADAS iiT’s technology. The challenge with ADAS test systems today isn’t having hardware in the loop (HIL) or having target simulators. It’s not having all of these things in one test system. Another challenge is a closed-loop test environment. In the past, automotive testers could record scenarios on the street and play them back to an electronic control unit (ECU) to the test software, but they were stuck in the moment. They couldn’t drive on or change the test scenario. It’s also a challenge to get all vehicle sensors synchronized onto one timeclock. Learn about an opportunity to help automakers solving that problem. See a demonstration of a closed-loop vehicle testing scenario with synchronized modeling, so that customers can integrate sensor fusion in an environment that allows virtual test-driving. Also discover ways of synchronous vehicle-sensor simulation—over the air or on bus level, and find new strategies for flexible fault insertion on physical or protocol level.
Testing Radar Sensors—Solutions for Validation and Production
Ludwig Mair, NOFFZ TECHNOLOGIES
In this session on testing radar sensors, learn how to meet current and future test solution and concept challenges, including test time reduction; increased frequency bandwidths; integrating target simulation; mechanical accuracy in sensor motion; chamber-reflexion suppression, floor-space reduction, and customized process automation.
The Connected Car—V2X Validation for 802.11p/DSRC and C-V2X/LTE-V
Gerd Schmitz, S.E.A. DATENTECHNIK GMBH
Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication is based on specific wireless standard protocols 802.11p/DSRC or C-V2X/LTE-V. S.E.A. has proven to successfully cover all aspects of V2X testing, applying the NI platform and software defined radio. Learn about existing V2X testing solutions and success stories, from RF measurements to integrated hardware-in-the-loop test for autonomous driving.
Thursday, 21 November 2019
|10:45||Coffee Break - Exhibition|
What's new from NI in Electric Vehicle Test?
Daniel Riedelbauch, NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS
The electrification of powertrains is getting a complex issue in the automotive industry due to consumer preference for the non-fuel efficient vehicle such as SUV as well as variations of fuel and exhaust gas regulations from each country. Next to the range of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) the cost of the battery is most critical challenge in development and testing can play a critical role here. In this track opening session, we will provide an overview on the investments that NI is making into the area of Electric Vehicle to put you ahead of the game solving these test challenges.
Considerations for Solving Battery-Testing Challenges
Stefan Menacher, TÜV SÜD
Because lithium-ion batteries are increasingly used in the automotive industry, the demand for performance, environmental responsibility, and life-cycle tests increases, along with test-procedure complexity. You need highly integrated test systems that respect dynamically changing battery parameters and have the ability to control cooling systems and other measurement systems beyond power electronics. View a modern test bench setup for testing lithium-ion batteries from TÜV SÜD Battery Testing GmbH.
Mark Gallagher, Grand Prix Motor Racing executive
Battery Power for Sustainable E-Mobility
Domenic Foerderer and Maximilian Schultz, PRONES AUTOMATION GMBH
Hybrid and electric vehicles benefit from a liquid-cooled and freely scalable system that not only meets the highest safety standards, but also is currently one of the most powerful battery solutions in the world: Akasystem by Akasol AG.To continue their success story, Akasol is cooperating with the LabVIEW experts of ProNES Automation GmbH to assure high-quality, precise, and digitised battery production.Convince yourself of a collaboration that will drive the e-mobility of tomorrow.
Testing High-Voltage Battery Packs in a Production Environment [EOL]
Markus Zacherl, BERGHOF AUTOMATION GMBH
As high-voltage storage systems become more powerful, they must meet greater demands, including higher capacities and higher charging voltages or currents. Thanks to appropriate source-sink systems, as well as state-of-the-art test programs, we can test this new technology. Our high-voltage battery test system records and evaluates measured values so that they can be reproduced at any time and used for quality control. Security-relevant data is precisely logged and can be transferred to various database systems. Simple and safe test-system operation guarantees worker safety and prevents sources of error, even in fully or semiautomatic test procedures.
Transitioning into the Electric Vehicle High Speed, High Volume Production: End of Line Testing
Emilio Lara-Gomez, J.W. FROEHLICH U.K.
J.W. Frohelich UK (JWF) is an automation integrator that specializes in assembly and testing of internal combustion engine components. Looking to the future and in order to innovate and develop new processes and equipment for high-speed electrical vehicle production lines, JWF has joined forces in a consortium with National Instruments, Siemens, Ford, Signal Noise, and HSSMI. That joint effort is called Electrified Powertrain Pilot Line for Manufacturing Engineering or E:PriME. This presentation describes what E:PriME is, how several companies worked together to find new ways to innovate in the automotive electrification and how JWF has been able to transfer its expertise in the internal combustion engine into the electrical vehicle powertrain using National Instruments measurement equipment and systems. In addition, it is described how NI has help in the fast development and introduction of flexible test systems into our JWF’s automated battery pack, battery module and electric drive unit end of line test benches and how it all fits into the E:PriME concept.
Cost and energy efficient hardware simulation of electrical motors for inverter test
Michael Rost, IRS SYSTEMENTWICKLUNG GMBH
Hardware simulation of electric motors in lifetime test of power inverters for electrical vehicles. Deployment of a cost and energy efficient setup for multiple test stations in parallel. The System is based on NI RIO Technology and power electronics for flexible applications both for 48V and High Voltage Systems, for 3-phase and 6-phase Inverters.
|15:45||Coffee Break - Exhibition|
Electric Drive Test and Validation
Ravinder Venugopal, OPAL-RT
As an increasing number of electric motors are being used in critical automotive functions ranging from automated steering to traction drives, the development, testing, and validation of the associated motor controls and power electronics is becoming an area of heightened importance. The use of real-time simulation technology, which underlies rapid control prototyping and hardware-in-the-loop testing, helps accelerate, cost-optimize and derisk the implementation of advanced motor control algorithms and the next generation of power electronics.The fast dynamics of motor drives present a challenge for control and simulation, and combined CPU/FPGA architectures are necessary to handle the associated computational complexity. In this presentation, learn about the state-of-the-art in real-time simulation of motor drives with two case studies: Obtain the computational performance required to simulate motor drives in real time with sufficient fidelity and optimize hardware architectures, models, numerical solvers, and software implementation. Furthermore, discover how to address latencies and synchronization when models are distributed over multiple computing engines (CPU cores and FPGAs).
Electric Vehicle Motor All-in-One Inline Test Solution
Marcin Chrusciel, AVERNA
Averna’s electric vehicle (EV) motor test solution covers a wide range of performance and functional tests. It is designed to be an all-in-one test station seamlessly integrated into an EV motor production line. The solution is fully automated and energy efficient. It is also easily scalable, thanks to the NI data acquisition and control platform. The solution features modular design to adapt to the new EV motor production line with minimized engineering effort.
High-Voltage Application in Full-Scale Hardware in the Loop for Electric Vehicle Motors
Mikael Bedemo and Roger Johansson, ALIARO
Learn about a case study that recently implemented high-voltage electric engine validation and simulation in a complete vehicle integration hardware-in-the-loop system for an automotive customer in Sweden/China.
Validating a DC/DC Converter Using NI Real-Time Hardware in the Loop
Jihas Khan, TATA ELXSI
The advent of hybrid, fully electric vehicles has increased vehicle and internal-system complexity. Each subsystem has considerable influence on surrounding systems. A DC/DC converter is a key component to transfer power from the high-voltage side to the low-voltage side. However, it is a major component with different functionality and operational voltage, depending upon the type of vehicle (battery electric, hybrid, or mild hybrid). In a battery-electric vehicle, the DC/DC converter converts power from the high-voltage side to 12 V, so it can be unidirectional. In mild hybrid, the same DC/DC converter performs more functionalities, such as E-start/stop, precharge, and torque assist. The DC/DC converter hardware-in-the-loop solution built with Tata Elxsi’s competency and state-of-art NI analog and FPGA-based I/O modules makes it viable to validate the system at both signal and system level. The system architecture can be customized for battery electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles with little effort. In the signal-level solution, the 100-150 kHz PWM signal is captured by the NI FPGA 7856R and is fed to the buck-boost power conversion model created with the power of LabVIEW. In addition, the higher-level control algorithm that depends on the drive cycle and other external parameters can also be validated. In the system-level test solution, all key performance indicators of the DC/DC converter are validated with the aid of custom board of sensors, high-voltage power supply/battery, and DC electronic load. The scalability of NI I/O cards and the power of LabVIEW made the system design much more flexible.