dSPACE and MdynamiX expand collaboration

MdynamiX and dSPACE have expanded their collaboration between the two companies focusing on the development and testing of electric steering systems.

MdynamiX, an Affiliated Institute of Munich University of Applied Sciences, and dSPACE have entered a cooperation to expand upon their collaboration to develop and test electric steering systems. The project was setup to integrate a steering system model developed by Professor Peter Pfeffer, CEO of MdynamiX, into the dSPACE Automotive Simulation Model (ASM) tool suite.

‘This close collaboration with one of the most renowned steering experts in the world is another important step for dSPACE,’ commented Dr Herbert Schuette, Director of Applications/Engineering and Technical Direct Sales at dSPACE. ‘The integration of MdynamiX’s powerful tools and recognised expertise makes it possible for our customers to implement their vehicle dynamics projects even more efficiently using the dSPACE ASM tool suite and test benches.’

Vehicle developers can use this toolchain to adjust vehicle dynamics and steering behaviour. The aim of this project was to create a new toolchain suited to a continuous development process starting with model-based design (MBD), to software-in-the-loop (SIL) simulation, up to hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation with a real ECU.

‘Because the ASM simulation tool suite is also used on our test benches at Munich University of Applied Sciences, we can now also provide our services for ASM-based development projects. Especially, the white-box character of the dSPACE tools makes it easier for us to develop entirely new applications and methods,’ explains Pfeffer. ‘We are looking forward to using these new options for complex vehicle dynamics projects.’

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