GreenTeam designed an innovative electrical powertrain requiring advanced control design. Nevertheless, implementing such Simulink-based control designs in their electronic control unit (ECU) proved challenging. Each small design change required multiple manual adjustments in the ECU. Furthermore, the computing power was insufficient for more advanced Simulink-based control designs.
To complete the powertrain development of their fully-electric racing car, the team required a quicker way of developing and testing their innovations on controls, power electronics and driving dynamics. The team realized that they needed a new ECU offering seamless integration with Simulink.