Automotive Simulation Models (ASM)

ASM: Simulation Tool Suite

ASM is a tool chain consisting of simulation models for the automotive industry, which can be combined as needed. ASM provides models for most aspects of a vehicle and its surroundings; from individual components such as combustion and electric motors to complete vehicle dynamics with sensor models in complex traffic scenarios. ASM comes in the form of open Simulink models that are free to be modified by the user and parts can be customized and merged together to cover your specific needs. The models can be managed easily and intuitively with ModelDesk, the graphical user interface, and can be run in various simulation environments such as MIL, SIL & HIL, where SIL (Software-in-the-Loop) can be scaled up to run in the cloud.

Simulation Areas

Combustion engines (gasoline, diesel)

The ASM engine models are ideal for developing and testing engine and exhaust gas aftertreatment ECUs. They simulate a combustion engine, including all the necessary components, as a controlled system for the ECUs. There are models for diesel and gasoline engines with different injection systems and exhaust gas aftertreatment systems. The real-time simulations can be performed with mean-value models or with physical models.

Vehicle dynamics (passenger car, truck, trailer)

The ASM Vehicle Dynamics Model is an excellent basis for developing and testing vehicle dynamics ECUs, such as ESP, steering and active damping ECUs. They are ideal for vehicle dynamics investigations in early development phases. Models for passenger vehicles, trucks and trailers are available. A user interface lets users configure the vehicles and define maneuvers and roads graphically.

Electric components (motors, batteries, loads)

Vehicle electrical systems, electric drives and inverters, as well as starter batteries and high-voltage batteries, are all virtualized precisely by the simulation model for electric components. The model supports tasks such as developing and testing hybrid ECUs, battery management systems and indicator light controls. Users can parameterize the modeled components graphically to fit the real controlled system exactly.

Vehicle environment (road traffic, objects, traffic signs)

A comprehensive traffic model with road users and environmental objects is available for developing and testing driver assistance systems. The various sensor models in the simulated test vehicle detect the other road users and also the static and dynamic objects in the virtual environment. The traffic scenarios and the environment are easily defined graphically.

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