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Efficiently develop and test control systems that enhance both driving experience and passenger comfort


Comfort and safety aspects are important decision-making factors for some during new vehicle purchases. Competitive fuel economy and battery range are must-have factors on the market today. Therefore, vehicle designers need to design a comfortable and safe cabin for OEMs and tier suppliers while ensuring that energy efficiency is also kept in check for newly designed systems.

Speedgoat real-time simulation and testing solutions offer flexible and scalable control prototyping and ECU testing options for the development of smart and power-efficient cabin and comfort controls. Design and test new instrument clusters (e.g. cabin noise-canceling controls or climate controls) and run automated test campaigns of new Body Control Modules (BCM) and information domain ECUs.

“Model-based design itself has proven to be very flexible, powerful and efficient for our purposes. Using the Mobile real-time target machine from Speedgoat, we were able to completely redesign a functional prototype based on a model and verify it during an afternoon session."

Matthaeus Artmann, Manager Electronics Engineering Pre- and Module Development, ZKW Lichtsysteme GmbH


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Featured Application Use Cases

Vehicle Body Control Module

Work smarter and faster with a solution that works for both the rapid prototyping of new BCM reference designs and performing functional testing of series production BCM-embedded software. Access powerful calibration and bypassing workflows using ASAM XCP, all within Simulink. Quickly connect with hardware-under-test, mechatronic devices and electric drives using vehicle buses (CAN and J1939, CAN-FD, LIN, and FlexRay)  and  high-speed connectivity (PWM, SPI, or UART). Run AUTOSAR-compliant BCM validation campaigns with powerful residual bus simulations and gateways.

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Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems

Quickly iterate and optimize new real-time heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) control strategies created with Simulink® and Stateflow®. Use the Simscape™ Moist Air library to rapidly create high-fidelity and real-time capable models of conventional and electric-powered HVAC systems, including heat exchangers, compressors and ducts. Automatically test the functionality of early prototypes or series-production automatic climate controllers using powerful Speedgoat hardware-in-the-loop test platforms. Seamlessly connect to the centralized ECU and its distributed mechatronic actuators and sensors.

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Adaptive Lighting Systems

Rapidly design and run in-vehicle tests of innovative controls for adaptive front-lighting systems (AFS) and glare-free high beams. Leverage automatic code generation to rapidly deploy Simulink-based controller prototypes and eliminate error-prone tasks of manual C/C++ coding. 

Speedgoat mobile target machines can run as standalone controllers, working in tandem with remaining vehicle ECUs and communicating through CAN, CAN-FD, LIN, and FlexRay. Rapidly assess performance and impact information of new control strategies through live signal monitoring and conduct offline analyses of recorded signals. 

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Vehicle Cabin Active Noise Cancelling

IRapidly prototype audio processing systems and achieve minimum round-trip latency for signal processing using fast analog I/O modules . Eliminate time-consuming and error-prone hand-coding tasks using automatic code generation offered by Audio Toolbox™ and DSP System Toolbox™. Test new designs by connecting accelerometers, microphones and speakers to a Speedgoat real-time system (e.g. mobile real-time target machine) and run seamless in-car tests such as tuning filter parameters and optimizing sensor positions. 


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Vehicle Cockpit Solutions

Use hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation to test digital instrument clusters and heads-up displays of virtual vehicles. Validate whether display components (e.g. the speedometer, the revolution counter, or the fuel gauge) work correctly and whether important warning messages or the status of the assistant systems are properly displayed. Connect the instrument cluster to a Speedgoat real-time target machine running a virtual vehicle and create direct interfaces using video, analog and digital signals or standard communication protocols such as  CAN, CAN-FD, LIN, FlexRay, or Ethernet

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Vehicle Infotainment Systems and Human Machine Interfaces

Iterate designs while being connected to the vehicle's networks or simulate the vehicle to systematically validate the production-level human machine interfaces (HMI) systematically. Leverage Stateflow® to efficiently design control logic or create early HMI mockups using MATLAB App Designer. 

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Testing Workflows​

Rapidly prototype control designs by applying rapid control prototyping, test embedded controllers with
hardware-in-the-loop simulation of digital twins, and leverage Speedgoat systems as embedded controllers.

Early Design
Rapid Control Prototyping
Embedded Deployment

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