Part 1: RTLlive: Cloud-based telemetry and datalogging for field testing. Part 2: Dynamic pressure imaging in safety testing scenarios
Dr Martin Hill Director Race Technology Ltd UK
Terry Wason Senior business development manager XSENSOR CANADA
Part 1: An introduction to the new range of RTLive products, which use the mobile data network along with cloud-based storage to enable live telemetry and remote data download from Race Technology products for field testing of fleets of vehicles.
Part 2: XSENSOR has recently introduced a new technology platform that records impact testing scenarios. The sensor and data acquisition system can record at up to 7,500 frames per second and a 3dB of greater than 100Hz. The sensor is a thin capacitive sensor array that can be placed behind a dummy to record impact pressures on a seat during whiplash testing or front impact scenarios. The sensors are also used to measure airbag deployment pressures as well as seatbelt pressures. This technology can also be used to measure dynamic tire footprint pressures at speeds in excess of 100km/h.
10:55 - 11:00
Improving business operations by applying big data and machine learning
Joerg Schoenbach Business development manager automation Horiba GERMANY
Horiba works in cooperation with partners on comprehensive solutions to master challenges via fleet data and its evaluation. With new regulations regarding RDE data and evaluation, the automotive industry lacks reliable information on actual fleet consumption and emission values. Big data or mass data transfer handling, storage and evaluation is one solution being employed to collect and evaluate data from large vehicle fleets. While machine learning processes these data sets and generates knowledge from them, the interpretation of the results requires expert knowledge. Artificial and human intelligence together form a strong team to help businesses to improve their operations.
11:25 - 11:30
Salt spray corrosion and rain test
Victor Chen Sales manager Votech CHINA
1. Salt spray corrosion test：VDA 233-102-2013-Cyclic corrosion testing of materials and components in automotive construction
2. Rain test：In IPX1-X9K protection rating tests, the rain test is applied to vehicle headlights and components.
12:00 - 12:15
DiM 250 – new-generation driving simulator and VI-grade driving simulator technology
Wang Zhiyun Sales representative - Chinese market Saginomiya Seisakusho Inc JAPAN
Guido Bairati International sales director VI-grade ITALY
Part one: In 2018 Saginomiya-VI-grade successfully released DiM 250 - Driver in Motion as an upgraded driving simulator to take over the previous DiM 150, which was developed in 2013. Combined with a hexapod and tripod system, together with a floating system, DiM can create an innovative, powerful driving simulator. Due to its overwhelming performance and smooth movement in the low-frequency range, and its capacity to reproduce the extreme driving conditions of a vehicle in the high-frequency range, DiM has been used to simulate and analyze the dynamic behavior of vehicles in real time condition just by vehicle model in the lab during the primary development phrase. Furthermore, DiM 250 can simulate longer G-acceleration to evaluate vehicle model in a wide range.
Part two: Driving simulators are becoming an essential part of the vehicle development process in order to design products more quickly and design solutions that are difficult to test in real life. This presentation will explain in detail VI-grade's complete driving simulator product line and how driving simulators can be applied to vehicle dynamics, ride and comfort, NVH and ADAS development. Driving simulators are not only made of hardware: the integration of software and hardware is key to a good driving experience. VI-grade, together with its partner, Saginomiya, has created an integrated environment that puts the driver at the center of the driving simulator.
12:45 - 13:30
NEV powertrain development and testing at the tipping point of disruption
Zhifeng Li General manager Sonus Technologies HONG KONG
The automotive industry has responded with unprecedented creativity in face of the increasingly stringent emission requirements. The development of powertrain, being at the heart of the vehicle drive, takes the helm of this transformation of automotive technology. Current trends are steering toward electrification, integration of the driveline, downsizing of the engine and lightweighting. This is leading to increased vehicle efficiency with reduced dependency on carbon energy. But these changes are not without challenges: cost, safety, driving range, durability and fatigue life, to name just a few. The presentation will address the issues of powertrain development, including electrification, durability and production quality, and discuss the various testing methods. Using case studies, it will illustrate how data obtained from such tests and evaluation could shed light on possible solutions to the current challenges.
13:55 - 14:00
Smart and efficient AD Validation using modular apps and intelligent data generation
Richard Woller Co-founder and CEO CMORE Automotive GmbH GERMANY
Smart validation using integrated tools and apps
Turning data into value for efficient validation
14:25 - 14:30
Multi-Functional Integrated Test System for automotive parts test
Xinxing Li Chief technical expert SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services (Shanghai) Co Ltd CHINA
The Multi-Functional Integrated Test System is a multi-task test system developed by the Jiading Automotive Part Laboratory of SGS China. It is based on the concept of virtual instruments, with software as its core and a computer as its carrier. In this presentation, its four functional modules – data acquisition, automatic control, closed-loop servo control and online monitor – will be introduced and the system's applications in real test cases will be discussed.
14:55 - 15:00
Testing ICV safely, reliably and realistically
Baojiang Li Technical Director IAE CHINA
Developing and validating Intelligent and Connected Vehicle is time consuming and safety concerned. Indoor laboratory equipped with MIL/SIL/HIL tools provides safer and more reliable testing environment but is considered not realistic enough. VTHILS and VaHIL fill the gap between component HIL and road test and help user to speed up the developing process. By applying artificial traffic in Vehicle-Traffic HILS, realistic scenarios could be set up for real ADAS sensors/controller/full vehicle testing. With full vehicle mounted on hub-dyno, VaHIL is a perfect platform for functional safety and dependability development for ICV.
15:25 - 15:30
Better testing using advanced control loop
Jason Yang Manager - Moog IG Sim&Test BU, global application/project engineering team Moog CHINA
Control loop has played a key role behind the scenes, contributing to testing implementations and results. Moog’s advanced control algorithms are the heart of our know-how. We would like to take this opportunity to provide you with an overview of the advanced control looping in Moog’s test controller to demonstrate to you the benefits of those algorithms, and how they can help you to achieve better testing results in terms of higher accuracy, easier testing setup, faster execution of testing, and more.
Day 2: Wednesday 26 September
Workshop One 10:30 - 16:00
Model-based design with ISO 26262
Cong Ma MBD consultant HiRain CHINA
The ability to test an application from a model (MiL) to software code (SiL) to processor code (PiL) to production hardware (HiL) is critical in the fast-moving embedded systems development lifecycle. Model-based development and verification approaches are desirable in safety-critical systems because they help identify functional and non-functional issues early in the development stage. In considering ISO 26262, test automation and standardization are the main challenges to the testing process. Focusing on MiL-to-PiL testing, we will show how it is possible to make testing easier and faster according to ISO 26262 compliance.
10:55 - 11:00
The FEV virtual calibration platform vCAP and efficient methodologies for diesel powertrain calibration
Walid Baroud Solutions manager FEV FRANCE
FEV will present its solution for powertrain calibration using a HIL testbed. Compared to the conventional procedure of a mainly isolated test bench testing and calibration of individual powertrain components, early knowledge gained at system level ensures fewer development loops. As an appropriate replacement for non-finalized hardware components and vehicles at an early development stage, accurate and real-time simulation models offer the potential to be coupled within any Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) system, such as an ECU and its harness, or like a real system – engine, battery, or electric motor. At Testing Expo China this year, FEV will present this type of methodology applied to a diesel powertrain calibration use case and embodied in a HIL test bed, and will show the astonishing results: saving up to 50% of the physical tests.
11:25 - 11:30
Combine sensor fusion HIL with measurement-based tests to meet test challenges in autonomous driving
Ram Mirwani Director, global business development, ADAS Konrad Technologies CHINA
As Automated Driver Assistance Systems’ (ADAS) functionality increases in design complexity to edge us closer toward autonomous driving (AD) capabilities, their test routines have evolved from simple to complex test protocols in order to verify functional performance of the sensors themselves and the ADAS use case. The combined use of scenario-based sensor fusion HIL testing methodology and relevant measurements can effectively verify functional performance of the ADAS sensors in their application use case environment for autonomous driving capabilities. In this session, we will share a synopsis of the evolving requirements for ADAS and AD tests and how combining sensor fusion HIL with measurement-based tests can raise the quality of tests for autonomous driving capability while lowering the overall cost of the test.
12:00 - 12:15
Acoustic EOL quality assurance of transmissions and e-drives
Dr Thomas Hohenberger Chief technology officer Brüel & Kjær GERMANY
One of the consequences of the vehicles driveline electrification trend is an increasing demand for the acoustic performance of powertrain components. The acoustic quality control of vehicle components and subsystems at manufacturing end-of-line is becoming a must for OEMs and suppliers. Noises of subsystems and components, such as gear boxes, pumps and actuators, are no longer masked by combustion engines and hence become a challenge for sound designers as well as for quality assurance during production.
This presentation will show how specialized high-precision NVH data acquisition and analysis is able to detect issues in the manufacturing of rotating machinery. Strong root cause analysis based on NVH signal analysis can help manufacturers to sort out these issues and repair faulty units efficiently. Statistical analysis methods applied to NVH data along with a proprietary self-learning algorithm are used to control and maintain production quality, enabling the optimization of predictive maintenance.
12:45 - 13:30
Test solutions for turbocharger R&D and production
Dr Jinyin Zhao CEO Testec (Shanghai) Advanced Industrial Equipment Co Ltd (subcompany of Shanghai W-Ibeda High Tech. Group Co Ltd) CHINA
With the tightening of environmental protection requirements, vehicle emission requirements have also become stricter. Turbocharger is one of the most effective ways to improve the emissions of traditional engines. Therefore, the quality and control requirements of turbocharger products are more stringent. How to ensure the quality of turbocharger EOL products, including the detection of electric actuators and NVH diagnosis? The new generation of cold test benches for turbochargers gives a complete solution. Not only can professional NVH analysis devices be integrated, but also almost any minor blade damage can be found. Flexible design can not only meet the cycle time, but also quickly realize the test conversion and test upgrading of different products.
13:55 - 14:00
Analyzing Field Environments to Understand Product Failure Causes
Ryan Becker International application engineer Vibration Research USA
Product failures often require expensive repairs or replacements. Over-engineering adds to recurring costs and its success is uncertain if the failure’s cause is not understood. Engineers need in-depth knowledge before attempting a re-design. This case study focuses on bus seat failures not predicted by industry standard tests. The goal was to collect comprehensive field vibration data and analyze that data to understand the failure’s cause. The study used accelerometers placed at various points in multiple seating configurations and across multiple field environments. Analysis identified transmissibility issues between axes of motion, as well as higher reliability seat configurations.
14:25 - 14:30
Torque – the language for attribute balancing
Geng Chong Technical director M-Star technical Co Ltd CHINA
Attribute balancing is one of the toughest challenges in modern vehicle development. To create a vehicle design such that the attributes are more workable, compatible and economical is the key topic for R&D engineers. Torque is the root of many attributes of vehicle performance. This talk will focus on how to measure and analyze torque in vehicle testing, and how to apply such knowledge in attributes balancing during vehicle development.
14:55 - 15:00
Hybrid Simulation for AV/ADAS Test & Development
Dr Shawn You Staff engineer MTS Systems Corporation USA
Conducting AV/ADAS testing on public roadways is highly problematic in terms of safety and repeatability. Simulation presents a safe and repeatable alternative, yet falls short in capturing the subtleties of real driving environments. To overcome these challenges, MTS is combining virtual and physical elements – models, physical components, sensors and humans - into hybrid simulation environments, bringing new levels of safety, repeatability, fidelity and speed to vehicle development. This presentation explores the application of Hybrid Simulation techniques for AV/ADAS test and development, covering conceptual models, the blending of virtual and physical, repurposing existing machines and models, and product validation and verification.
15:25 - 15:30
EV wireless charging test solution
Alan Hsu Marketing specialist Chroma ATE CHINA
With the rapid development of the EV industry in China, fuel power will gradually be replaced by electric power. As power electronics technology develops, EV wireless charging will also evolve. A member of the industrial chain and a testing expert, Chroma provides high-quality services to the industry and assists in industrial upgrading. A test solution is proposed for EV wireless charging technology. This presentation includes two outlines: a summary of EV wireless charging technology; and Chroma EV wireless charging ATS.
Day 3: Thursday 27 September
Workshop One 10:30 - 12:00
Application and research on wireless charging testing technology in the field of EV and consumer electronics
Xiaoming Yan NEBU technical director Beijing Oriental Jicheng Co CHINA
To ensure the rational use of clean energy, WPT technology will be gradually adopted in EV and consumer electronics in the near future to meet the fast-charging requirements and replace the cable charging mode. The efficiency and safety of wireless charging devices will be a key technical point, and the improvement of testing technology will be the key factor to solve this bottleneck. The most important thing for wireless charging efficiency and safety assessment is to accurately simulate the relative position of wireless charging receiving and transmitting end so as to achieve accurate assessment in various states. The state simulation and measurement of six degrees of freedom under various electric power and weight conditions is a necessary test method for wireless charging devices. The testing technology research involves efficiency evaluation, foreign body safety evaluation, coupling evaluation, magnetic field leakage evaluation, etc. under various degrees of freedom.
10:55 - 11:00
Indoor testing system for autonomous vehicles
Hirosuke Suzuki President Keycom Corporation JAPAN
This test system can develop an autonomous vehicle indoors, and install the vehicle in a radio wave measurement room. Accelerator, forward-reverse gear and handle, camera, radar, driving tire and turning tire are installed in the vehicle. The accelerator and forward-reverse gear control the exact inversion and the number of rotations of the drive tire; the tire's lateral direction of turn is controlled by the handle. A screen and radar test system (RTS) moving target are installed in front of the vehicle, and the screen projects images of the vehicle surroundings seen from the front windshield of the vehicle. RTS deceives the distance and speed of the automobile radar. The car is also equipped with a navigator. Once the start and end position and the average speed or driving environment are set by an operator, the navigator creates driving directions of the road. The vehicle can create a scenario and track a car running ahead of the driving vehicle, depending on the driving environment. In addition to creating a scenario to track a car ahead, the navigator creates images in accordance with the progress of the scenario. The vehicle will run according to the navigator’s scenario, and it controls the accelerator and the forward-reverse gear and the handle while using the cameras and radar. This system enables the test to be run autonomously from the start point to the end point.
11:25 - 11:30
Kewell’s fuel cell test system/e-motor emulator
Steven Lu Sales manager Hefei Kewell Power System Co Ltd CHINA
The presentation will discuss the composition and function of the fuel cell test system, and introduce the e-motor emulator.
Please Note: This conference programme may be subject to change