Highlights at FKFS: Road-to-rig Method for Electric Drives

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Like all other vehicle components and modules, the electric drive and battery are developed individually. They are then integrated into the vehicle, where the networking of the system controls also presents a challenge. While the further development and functional testing of the overall system can take place on the road in the proving ground, it is accompanied by restrictions in terms of test parameters and repeatability.

The integration of the drive into the vehicle is implemented using the road-to-rig concept at FKFS. This method simulates a real-world environment for a vehicle on the test bench and thus enables functions, modules and components to be tested in interaction. Highly dynamic wheel machines make it possible to simulate any route, from city driving to mountain passes. The vehicle sensors are given the appropriate environmental conditions for the route (e.g. GPS data). Vehicle operation is fully automatic, which means that even extreme maneuvers pose no danger to people, and exact repeatability is guaranteed. The FKFS road-to-rig test bench offers further opportunities to investigate borderline areas, such as how the drive and battery behave in cold (down to -30°C) or hot (up to +50°C) conditions and whether the vehicle application is able to cope with these situations.


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