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Design for worst-case scenarios can sometimes be too restrictive and costly. So, it could be necessary to make trade-offs to provide a cost-effective solution yet covering the desired specifications. For complex electro-mechanical systems, it can be difficult to determine all relevant parameters in advance. In these cases, statistical or heuristic approaches can be used to verify the quality of the solution.
Thermal comfort in vehicles is considered as one of the most important factors while purchasing a vehicle. For this reason, the demand of HVAC systems in vehicle keeps on growing and car makers and system developers need to study more and more sophisticated solutions to improve system performances, comfort and safety at any vehicle condition.
Odors are always important in any environment and are a distinctive feature for people. We always try to eliminate unwanted odors, refresh air and diffuse aromas to make our spaces more comfortable. Stunning olfactory experience is also possible inside vehicles thanks to specific fragrances diffusers that can be provided by the high-end car makers.
Interior illumination in modern vehicles is the ultimate frontier of style that combines functionality with decorative design. Ambient lighting emphasizes interior curves and features, producing a welcoming and relaxing environment. For these reasons, car makers continuously research particular and configurable lighting solutions for their vehicles.
Testing algorithms for climatization control may be a problem due to the lack of complete systems (vehicles) to validate as well as the long time and diversified conditions required for the tests.
In this context, a simulated environment is a cost-effective solution to verify that the control algorithm is suitable for the application and that the calibration works well in different conditions.
Flush Door Handle in Automotive is another application where technology and design has been combined to improve style and create a new interaction between human and vehicle. When the driver approaches the vehicle, the handle will extract automatically from the door. It will retract on vehicle moving or after looking the door.
As software is becoming more and more complex in vehicles, Car Makers and OEMs require TIER1 and TIER2 suppliers to comply to Automotive SPICE in their software projects. This guarantees that customers and suppliers work with consistent and measurable standards to improve software quality and reduce risks of potential issues in later phases.
The advent of electric mobility marked a decisive leap forward in the integration of multiple safety-critical ECUs in the vehicle environment, with the increased need of new devices interconnected in a renovated powertrain architecture. The car makers are now trying to keep up with the innovation pace without compromises on safety.
Time is always critical during production. The development of specialized and optimized systems to speed up the construction of the electronic devices is of paramount importance for the constructor to reach the market rapidly. The implementation of cost-effective solutions that interact with different tools and sensor in an intelligent way is a critical asset for an efficient plant.
The capabilities of microcontrollers have much increased in the latest years, allowing for more complex applications also in the automotive industry. Even when overly complex operating systems are not necessary, structured, layered, configurable and easily testable SW is required to develop reliable solutions more quickly.
The European Train Control System (ETCS) is the signalling and control component of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS). The ETCS will introduce a cross-border interoperability through Europe by creating a single standard for railway signalling thanks to a continuous communication-based signalling system, avoiding train movement interruption and ensuring passengers’ safety.
The customer has to design and manufacture a Seat Control Unit (SCU) for a new vehicle, requiring support on software design and development. The SCU receives commands through buttons and CAN network, it actuates motors and stores user-defined positions. It forwards other commands to a slave LIN ECU for additional functionalities.
Automotive Aftermarket requires car components to replace original parts produced by OEMs when they become worn or damaged. These equivalent components must work at the same way of the original ones, but they are usually designed and produced in a different way. This job is often carried out without the help of the original component specification and a reverse engineering is needed to study its behavior.