Tools and Services for Automotive Development
2011 is a landmark year for ETAS in the UK. It is 10 years since the founding of ETAS Ltd and we would like to invite you to join our celebration with a piece of cake from the booth at DI 2011. While you are there please take a look at some of our latest tools, both hardware and software:
The ES930 is the new Multi-I/O Module from ETAS. It is a compact, rugged, versatile and powerful module with several input and output channels for rapid prototyping, testing and calibration. INCA, INTECRIO and ASCET-RP rapid prototyping software support all functions of the ES930 Multi-I/O Module.
ASCMO is a modeling tool which helps shorten the development cycle by enabling you to ‘do more at your desk rather than on the bed or on the track. The advanced statistical models generated by ASCMO mean that it has never been easier to get valid base calibrations and meaningful test data from a model based approach.
INCA-MCE is an add-on to INCA supporting rapid measurement, calibration and control by providing a real-time connection to the ECU. Because of the outstanding measurement and calibration performance of INCA-MCE, a test bed automation system, for example, is able to continuously monitor the engine under test’s behavior as well as establish a closed control loop with the ECU. Some of the possible benefits are a more stable test bench operation, reduced calibration time and less stress on the unit under test.
ES65xx VCI family together with IRDS (Intelligent Remote Diagnostic of vehicles) offers a flexible low cost approach to remote vehicle diagnostic access. Data recording, remote flashing and a wide range of other use cases can be implemented upon this base platform.
In addition to these new products, ETAS will demonstrate a wide range of our existing product range, with a particular focus on products and services available from our UK based Centre of Embedded Excellence.
The booth will be staffed by the local UK based team and by a number of subject area experts from the product development centre in Germany.
Advanced Engine Downsizing & MAHLE Flexible ECU
In 2011, MAHLE Powertrain is co-hosting the Driving Innovation event for the third successive year. We will be showcasing our industry benchmark downsizing engine and our new Flexible ECU, both in driveable demonstration vehicles.
Advanced Engine Downsizing
The second generation MAHLE downsizing engine utilises a bespoke single turbocharger from Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems to produce 160 hp and 285 Nm from a displacement of only 1.2L. This high-tech, lightweight, 3-cylinder engine has now been installed in a series production VW Passat to demonstrate its performance and driveability, coupled with 49 UK mpg fuel economy in a car weighing 1,600 kg. The demo vehicle will be available to drive at this year’s Driving Innovation event.
MAHLE Flexible ECU (MFE)
The MAHLE Flexible ECU (MFE) is a fully configurable control unit which can be used for a wide range of engine control applications; gasoline and diesel, test bed and vehicle. It can directly use pressure signals for closed-loop combustion control such as automatic optimisation of spark timing in vehicle. The MFE has been installed in a VW 1.4 TSI Passat for demonstration purposes. This car is also equipped with Kistler spark-plug pressure transducers and KiBox for real-time combustion analysis integrated with INCA, without the need for engine hardware adaptations.
Also in 2011 Bosch Engineering GmbH is sponsor of the Driving Innovation Event- we are looking forward to seeing you at Donington Park!
We are a 100% subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH, and are development partner for individual solutions for electronics systems since 1999. Our close links with Bosch allow us access to their entire portfolio and allows you to use tried-and-proven components - Bosch Engineering represents customized solutions and tailored adaptations for electronic systems – independently of production volume and entirely matched to your wishes.
We perceive UK automotive development as important and forward looking, a community working at the cutting edge of technology. We already work with many similar projects across the rest of Europe and believe that our services, based upon proven Bosch technology, will be as beneficial in the UK as they have proven to be overseas.
As part of the lecture program and accompanying exhibition, we will give you an insight into innovations and technological solutions that have proved of great importance, particularly in today’s world. In particular check out our latest activities in electrical technologies– an example of Bosch Engineering working on today’s problems.
Users today are looking for customized solutions and reliable partners. So register for the show and let’s discuss about technical innovations that will enable us to tackle the challenges of the future together.
Combustion Analysis for Gasoline and Diesel
Kistler will be demonstrating a range of vehicle measuring technologies at this year’s Driving Innovation 2011 including:
- KiBox To Go
A mobile combustion analysis system specifically designed for use in engine and powertrain calibration applications.
By utilising the engine’s crank sensor and installing instrumented spark-plugs or glow-plugs, extremely accurate pressure indication results can be calculated in real-time with minimal preparation effort. Seamless integration with the INCA system enables the results to be displayed synchronously with the ECU data.
- Sensor Technology
A wide range of engine and vehicle sensors will be on display including cylinder pressure sensors and accelerometers.
- Dynamic Vehicle Testing
A complete range of solutions for Dynamic Vehicle Testing will be presented, including sensor technology for calculating roll, pitch and ride-height as well as vehicle velocity and slip angle. The new MicroStar II radar doppler effect speed sensor for off-road applications will also be presented for the first time in the UK.