The company uses Simulink models to simulate the entire performance of the system - electronics, mechanics, and hydraulics. They also run vehicle level simulation using CarSim software. The output of CarSim is integrated into Simulink.
Control algorithms can be rapidly prototyped in Simulink, and then almost immediately transferred to a Speedgoat Mobile real-time target machine for testing on the vehicle with minimal overhead. During vehicle testing, engineers can dynamically tune parameters in real-time.
The real-time target machine communicates with each GenShock over a private distributed CAN network. A connection to the vehicle’s main CAN bus allows the target machine to receive information such as steering position, accelerator, braking, and GPS.
A central energy management control system (designed by ClearMotion) is used to regulate power ow of the four units at a vehicle level. This is also on a CAN bus. Analog sensors providing additional information from the vehicle are directly read by the target machine.
The company has closed their first production contracts and the product is in series development for OEM launches.