Hybrid Controls Engineering

Hybrid vehicles require the integrated control of multiple power sources. The instantaneous selection of the most appropriate power source requires a coordinated energy management strategy for the entire hybrid powertrain.

 

Our Value Add

  • Extensive hybrid vehicle modelling capability
  • Optimization of hybrid system energy management from initial concept stage
  • Development and testing of control strategies within a simulation environment
  • In-the-loop development of actual controller software
  • Bespoke control algorithm development including prediction

 

Our Tools, Facilities and Services

  • Battery emulation system up to 800V and 250 kW
  • Software-in-Loop (SIL) & Hardware-in-Loop (HIL) techniques
  • Open architecture MAHLE Flexible controller (MFE)
  • Fully equipped prototype vehicle build facility
  • 2 x 48” Schenck electrically simulated inertia chassis dynamometers

 

Customer Benefits

  • Development of control strategy at concept stage
  • Quick and easy implementation of new control strategies
  • Modular control software with ‘plug-in’ functionality
  • Fast and cost effective solution