Cheaper and more efficient hybrid vehicles developed faster – Ricardo shows how
In a free webinar to be hosted by Automotive World at 3pm GMT (10am EST/4pm CET) on 7 November 2018, Ricardo’s Joshua Dalby will discuss how the development of hybrid powertrains can be optimized through integrated co-simulation
The webinar, Optimizing hybrid vehicles in a world of increasing powertrain complexity, will feature work being carried out by Ricardo on the THOMSON European research project, which is developing cost-effective solutions for 48V mild-hybrid vehicles to replace conventional powertrain cars.
The electrification of new passenger cars based on 48V powertrain architectures is being viewed with increasing enthusiasm by automakers as they seek to offer affordable, highly fuel-efficient and clean products with the potential to achieve rapid market penetration. Engineered correctly, such powertrain architectures have the potential to deliver both environmental and performance goals – particularly in the higher-volume, mid-market vehicle segments.
In the 60-minute webinar, Ricardo’s system optimization methods – which utilize an integrated co-simulation approach known as Integrated Model Based Development (IMBD) – will be described. This approach enables the simultaneous optimization of vehicle energy usage and the calibration of powertrain sub-systems by using real-time simulation models and industry-leading optimization tools.
The research that has been undertaken by Ricardo will mean that advanced hybrid demonstrator projects can be delivered at least 15 percent sooner and at lower cost. Crucially, the methods devised can improve both the vehicle emissions and performance in real-world driving conditions. The company is already helping to develop hybrid powertrains for customers using these processes, and also offers its expertise to help integrate Ricardo methods, software and processes into customers’ toolchains.
To register for this free webinar and learn how the development of hybrid powertrains can be optimized through integrated co-simulation using Ricardo’s IMBD approach, visit: https://www.automotiveworld.com/webinars/optimising-hybrid-vehicles-in-a-world-of-increasing-powertrain-complexity/