White Paper: Using a Rapid Prototyping Environment for Developing a Propulsion Control Unit for a Hybrid Vehicle
Automotive hybrid propulsion systems are the subject of much discussion these days. Virtually all automakers and a majority of Tier One suppliers are working on related concepts and components. With a view to providing his students with a practical, hands-on educational encounter with these highly topical subject areas, mechanical engineering professor Dr. Prexler came up with the idea to develop, with the full involvement of his students, a roadworthy prototype with hybrid propulsion within three semesters. At the Landshut University of Applied Sciences, a joint project of the Faculties of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science has developed a road-ready, serial plug-in hybrid named “MBL ex-drive” within a mere 18 months.