K Viswanathan Vice president Dynaspede Integrated Systems INDIA
Test solution advancements for enhancing productivity and accelerating development
Shashank Singh System integration engineer (SIE) MTS Systems Corporation USA
To thrive in an increasingly competitive global automotive market, test engineers require methods and technologies that enhance productivity and accelerate development processes. This presentation will explore numerous additions to the MTS test and simulation portfolio designed specifically to meet these demands. The first part will present advancements in durability testing, highlighting technologies and methods designed to increase test system efficiency, productivity and reliability. The second part will focus on an emerging test and simulation paradigm that integrates physical testing, virtual models and human inputs to front load the vehicle development cycle, yielding higher-fidelity results, deeper insight and faster development.
12:15 - 13:45
Integrating testing, quality and operational data for defect-free automotive manufacturing
Francisco Rivera VP, global business development ATS Applied Tech Systems LLC USA
A global car manufacturer approached ATS Global to capture all the automotive quality data it generated – irrespective of the type or source. The customer wanted actionable reports that allowed it to analyse the combined data all in one place.
The importance of end-to-end ADAS testing for connected cars
Murali Ravindran Director, automotive, global business development National Instruments USA
Vehicles are increasingly relying on more centralised processing architectures and sensor fusion techniques. The implication of this is that subsystems can no longer be tested entirely independently because they do not function independently. To fully prove out the safety of future vehicles, their safety systems will require end-to-end testing to ensure systems interact and function as expected (i.e. from generating simulated objects for radar all the way through the system to confirm braking occurs). Today's ADAS end up in a combination of several different sensors (radar, lidar, camera, ultrasonic, etc.) i.e. sensor fusion. This session will cover how to effectively build a testing strategy that is better suited for modern ADAS systems.
Functional testing with ISO 26262
Michael McCormack Director of development Danlaw Inc USA
Automotive electronics are taking more responsibility out of the hands of drivers. Safety and convenience features are rapidly contributing to fully autonomous driving. As car makers’ responsibility for building bug-free and safe systems grows more important, the effort to produce safe electronic systems is more demanding. ISO 26262 addresses the quality of these systems by defining best practices. Danlaw will show how the needs for comprehensive testing, requirements traceability and code coverage can be met using readily available development tool technologies.
Day 2: Thursday 11 January
DAY 2 10:30 - 16:30
How measurement system analysis can be profitable using cloud analytics platforms
Suveer Sadanand Director and CEO Sushma Industries Pvt Ltd INDIA
Understanding how measurements are impacting our decisions is an important aspect to ensure we meet the goals of product quality, reliability, safety and regulation with continuous measurement analysis in real time and otherwise. These decisions are finally useful to ensure profitability by avoiding rejections, with no warranty issues and absolute customer satisfaction. The showcase will have a live example of how using data from sensors through data acquisition systems can be analysed in real time or otherwise using cloud analytics platforms.
ATM – machines and equipment for materialographic laboratory
Dr Anil Gopala GM projects and lab in-charge Verder Scientific Pvt Ltd INDIA
ATM is a world-leading manufacturer of machines for materialography used in quality control processes. Metallography is the study of the physical structure of metals, typically using optical or electron microscopy. Ceramic and polymer materials may also be prepared using metallographic techniques, hence the terms ceramography, plastography and, collectively, materialography. Materialography is used to gain and study the micro-structure of components of materials and to measure their geometries. Metallographic preparation is a sequence of mostly destructive operations, which lead to the acquisition of a sample that must represent the real properties of the subject and be free of any thermal or mechanical deformation. Typical steps required are deformation-free wet abrasive cutting, cold or hot mounting, grinding, lapping and polishing, etching (chemical, optical), electrolytic polishing and etching and optical analysis-micro-hardness testing. This presentation will briefly cover ATM machines and equipment for the materialographic laboratory.
12:15 - 13:45
Fatigue damage: combine, compare and quantify
Dan Pichan International sales manager Vibration Research Corporation USA
Fatigue damage is a common and predictable cause of damage in the supply chain. The Fatigue Damage Spectrum (FDS) is an abstraction that helps engineers make decisions in several ways. First, the FDS can be used to design and shorten a random vibration test based on combined time domain data. Second, the FDS can be used to compare time-domain waveforms in terms of fatigue. Third, being able to quantify the end-use environment to the vibration profiles running on the shaker gives confidence when going from field to lab. The ability to combine, compare and quantify environments and testing makes the FDS a powerful tool for test design and product analysis.
New test methodologies for testing next-generation in-vehicle networks
With the integration of automotive Ethernet in vehicles, test and validation engineers are facing new challenges in testing. In the past, the in-vehicle networks based on the traditional bus technologies like CAN, LIN, FlexRay or MOST were mainly tested on the functional application level and certainly on the physical Layer conformance. Restbus simulation and datalogging are still the daily business for those engineers. Now, with Ethernet we are adding a new layer of functionality: the communication layer functionality. Having a complex shared network with multiple communication protocols and functions also requires a new layer of testing. Protocol conformance, network communication performance and network functional testing are not replacing the traditional testing, so we need to understand how to combine these test methodologies. How this works and how this can be integrated in existing test processes will be the topic of this presentation.
Reliable and convenient electrical drive efficiency measurements in a CANbus environment
Imran Hussain Sales consultant for Zes Zimmer TMI Innovative Technologies INDIA
The presentation will discuss: what makes electric drive system measurements special; the narrowband/wideband dilemma; not as DC as it seems; the influence of accuracy; common (-mode) problems; automotive environment considerations – power analysers with CANbus facility; which resolution is necessary and useful.
New techniques for measurement and testing in the automotive industry
Ganapati Hegde Managing director Technocomm Instruments Pvt Ltd INDIA
The presentation will discuss auto diagnosis parameters – testing and creating reference standards; fault diagnosis of petrol and diesel engines; battery testing online and offline.
Day 3: Friday 12 January
DAY 3 10:30 - 13:15
IOT applications for the manufacturing sector
Nikhil Bhat Inanjai Manager - business operations Akrivia Automation Pvt Limited INDIA
Day-to-day manual report generation is a tedious job for an individual. In the current competitive environment, the format of reports within an organisation changes from time to time. All the critical process parameters can be transferred to a central server using our devices, and management can view the reports from anywhere in the world. There are many IoT applications that will make processes transparent and escalate bottlenecks in an effective manner. Some of these applications will be explained and demonstrated here.
Emerging standards for automotive functional safety and security
Shinto Joseph Director - Southeast Asia operations LDRA India INDIA
In the modern, connected world, we are reaching a point where we are unable to separate safety and security due to their interdependence. There are umpteen examples in the automotive sector where we have seen how a security breach could trigger serious safety implications for the vehicles. Adopting proactive safety and secure design, development, testing and certification methodologies conforming to internationally accepted standards and guidelines would help us stay ahead of the challenges in the industry. The ISO 26262 functional safety standard helps automotive OEMs manage supply chain quality and ensure functional safety in the event of a systematic failure in the vehicle’s electronic or electrical systems. With Europe taking the lead, it has become a globally acceptable standard in the industry. To meet the security challenges, the automotive industry has already started adopting some of the standards such as SAE J3061, MISRA C, CERT C, etc. Many other standards will evolve over time, while the existing standards start showing more maturity by enhancing their current rules and guidelines based on industry experience and research. The presentation will focus on the standards and roadmaps ahead and their implications for the industry.
Automotive timing analysis: how German OEMs/Tier 1s address it
Peter Gliwa CEO Gliwa GmbH Embedded Systems GERMANY
Developing today's automotive ECU software without securing the timing of the software is hardly possible or at least far too expensive. The complexity that multi-core has added was widely underestimated. How do German Tier 1s analyse, optimise, verify and supervise the timing of their software? How do German OEMs address the timing topic when writing their requirement specifications? The talk will give an introduction to timing analysis techniques in general, highlight tracing and measurement and shed light on handling timing requirements. The presentation will be rounded off with an outlook on how timing will be secured in the future.
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