Technology Demonstration Area

Day 1: Tuesday, September 24

Workshop One
10:00 - 17:00

10:00

Total solution for the whole process of vehicle diagnostics

Ji Yun
Technical engineer
Softing
CHINA
The presentation will outline a total solution for the whole process of vehicle diagnostics, including ODX authoring, Excel templates, automatic testing, diagnostic tester, data center, OTA, FOTA, cloud diagnostics solution, open-source AUTOSAR and so on.

10:30

Fuel cell introduction & How to test the fuel cell

Jay Lin
Marketing specialist
Chroma
CHINA
Fuel cell and hydrogen energy introduction ,providing the test solution for MEA ,fuel Stack & fuel cell engine.

11:00

Rain test/dust test and their applications in the automobile industry

Victor Chen
Sales manager
Votech
CHINA
The presentation will discuss applications of the IPX1-X9K protection rating rain tests and IP5X-6X protection rating dust tests in the automobile and auto parts industries.

11:30

Testing AUTOSAR components in functional safety systems

David Cole
Program manager
Danlaw Inc
USA
The requirements of modern automotive electronics push OEMs and suppliers to adopt standard implementations for enhanced functional safety and security applications. The need to test the individual functions (or components) and the overall ECU software must be addressed. We will present the AUTOSAR testing framework to highlight how it can support safety and security functions throughout the testing cycle.

12:15

Using Kurtosion to Accelerate Structural Life Testing

Ryan Becker
International sales engineer
Vibration Research
USA
Life testing using controlled random excitation is a long-accepted means of finding design and/or assembly flaws. Class general broadband spectra, such as the NAVMAT profile, permit testing without initially knowing the specific resonances of a new package. Now kurtosis control allows such tests to be conducted in a fraction of the time required for a Gaussian drive signal to precipitate failures. However, kurtosis control must be properly implemented to circumvent interference from the Central Limit Theorem. A unique feature within the Vibration Research Corporation (VRC) Kurtosion® process allows both resonant fatigue and simple static failure tests to be accelerated.

13:30

Scenario-based testing and validation solution for ADAS/autonomous driving

Dr Xueming Ju
CEO
LiangDao Intelligence
CHINA
LiangDao Intelligence formed a scenario-based testing and validation solution to guarantee the highly efficient and economical mass-produced research and development of ADAS and autonomous driving. We can help build a scenario library for testing and validation for customers, and we also provide a full set of testing and validation services including vehicle platform setup, data acquisition, data processing and data analysis. The solution can be adapted to evaluate ADAS environment perception performance for functional safety development of autonomous driving. It includes two core products: automatic labeling tools for sensor data, and automatic scenario extraction and analysis tools. Our labeling tools can automatically annotate the data collected by lidars and then generate ground truth to evaluate the perception performance of the DUT with a detailed KPI report. The automatic scenario extraction and analysis tools allow users to input the key scenario parameters on the user-end page and automatically obtain scenario extraction results online. This product helps provide reports of driving behavior analysis for OEMs to utilize in the function definition and technical development of autonomous driving. In the testing and validation phase, the product will help generate testing cases quickly for the purpose of simulation testing and field testing.

14:00

Covering all angles of sensor validation

Simon Thompson
Business manager
OXTS
UK
ADAS test engineers need reliable reference data for the position, range and field of view of multiple sensors on their test vehicles. This process can often be time consuming given the number of sensor configurations on Level 3 or Level 4 vehicles. This presentation will outline a new method for validating up to 12 sensors on a test vehicle at once, each sensor having an individual range and field of view configuration. Using this method, test engineers can measure target range and visibility in real time, removing the need for complicated and expensive post-processing techniques.

14:30

Fiber-optic to CAN measurement solution applied to electric vehicle test and an integrated telemetric measurement solution

Rene Buenger
Senior international sales manager
imcAccess
GERMANY
How to measure temperature directly inside e-motor windings? IMC has developed a new eight-channel CAN measurement module according to the Fiber Bragg grating principle (FBG). The temperature is detected with an optoelectronic unit, digitized, analyzed, processed and output via CANbus. The FBG temperature sensor diameter is less than 1mm. The sensor easily tolerates the conditions of high voltage, strong alternating magnetic fields and narrow spaces, which overcomes the limitations of conventional thermocouple- and RTD-based approaches.

15:00

Common issues and resolution strategy in design validation testing

Dr Julius Wang
Chief consultant
Hong Kong Qinda Technology Group Ltd
CHINA
Design validation testing requires organizations to validate the reliability of the design before deploying products to customers. There are several common issues for this type of testing that have caused difficulties for many design and testing professionals. We will discuss a few of them and provide some resolution strategies. These common issues are reliability target setting, determination of sample size, correlation between use and test conditions, and the sequence of testing.

15:30

Improve ADAS/AD testing using DIL with sensor fusion test

Ram Mirwani
Director, global business development, ADAS
Konrad Technologies
USA
Guido Bairati
Vice president sales
VI-grade
ITALY
With ADAS/AD functionality slowly but surely gaining adoption, the jury is still out on what type of testing is required and, more importantly, how much of it. With governments and focus groups working together on this topic all over the world, OEMs and Tier 1s continue to develop and test ADAS and AD functionality primarily using drive tests and miles on the road as de facto test methods. In this presentation, VI-grade and Konrad Technologies will discuss how simulators combined with sensor packages for ADAS/AD can be used together in a lab to robustly verify ADAS/AD functionality as a pre-step to ground-truthing. Driver in the loop (DIL) with sensor fusion as a test method will also include driver reaction and human perception in the test for ADAS/AD functionality with the objective of replicating real-world driving situations in a lab environment to possibly reduce costly and lengthy drive tests.

16:05

Speed up autonomous driving using big-data-based scenario simulation with vehicle in the loop

Yue Li
VP technical
IAE
CHINA
Autonomous driving is gaining huge momentum in terms of investment and technology development. Despite the impressive progress, high-level autonomous driving (SAE L3-L5) is yet to be seen in mass production, mainly due to its technical complexity and safety implications. It is expected that high-level autonomous driving will be first seen in special applications, such as highway driving, highway transportation and robo-taxis, where either the driving environment is relatively more controlled, or the driving tasks are relatively simpler. How to validate high-level autonomous driving systems to ensure their robustness and safety remains a major challenge in the industry. Big-data-based scenario simulation with vehicle in the loop provides a promising and powerful tool in the validation and verification of high-level autonomous driving systems. Compared with traditional road testing, it is more efficient in achieving the required test mileage in a shorter timeframe, with an accurately controlled and duplicable test environment. It is also useful to test failure mode and corner cases, where road testing can be dangerous. What’s more, it gives development engineers and certification bodies insight into the full vehicle performance in a more realistic testing environment, which no other methods – such as pure virtual simulation or HIL-based systems – can achieve. It is expected that this approach will help to speed up the wide application of high-level autonomous driving systems safely and robustly.

16:35

DiM 250 a powerful tool for MBD and VI-grade Driving Simulator Technology

Zhang Haorui
Sales representative
Saginomiya Seisakusho Inc
JAPAN
Saginomiya-Vigrade successfully released DiM 250 - Driver in Motion, as the new upgraded model of Driving Simulator, to the market in 2018 to take over the previous model of DiM 150 developed in 2013. Combined with Hexapod and Tripod system, together with floating system, DiM can create an innovative powerful driving simulator. According to its overwhelming performance in smooth movement in low frequency range and capacity of reproductive extreme driving condition of a vehicle in high frequency range, DiM as a powerful tool has been widely used to MBD(Model Based Development) and analyze the dynamic behaviors of the vehicle in the Lab during primary development phrase.

16:45

DiM 250 a powerful tool for MBD and VI-grade driving simulator technology

Guido Bairati
Vice president sales
VI-grade
ITALY
Driving simulators are becoming an essential part of the vehicle development process in order to design products more quickly and also to design solutions that are difficult to test in real life. This presentation will explain in detail VI-grade's complete driving simulator product line and how driving simulators can be applied to vehicle dynamics, ride and comfort, NVH and ADAS development. Driving simulators are not only made of hardware; the integration of software and hardware is key for a good driving experience. VI-grade, together with its partner Saginomiya, has created an integrated environment that puts the driver at the center of the driving simulator.

Day 2: Wednesday, September 25

Workshop One
10:00 - 17:00

10:00

Dynamic real-time power measurement on complex drive systems

Li Yong
Manager of business development
HBM and Brüel & Kjær
CHINA
Power measurements are challenging when it comes to complex hybrid systems consisting of various different components such as multiple e-machines with more than three phases, gearboxes, inverters, batteries and a combustion engine. At the same time, other important signals such as temperature and vibration need to be acquired and stored as well. And all power measurements should be doable not only at static set points to do a motor map, but also at highly dynamically changing loads such as in WLTP testing processes. The paper presents a solution to these challenges: a modular dynamic drive power analyzer.

10:30

Select right pressure transmitter and get the benefit

Cheng Chun Huan
General manager of STS
STS Sensor Technology
CHINA
Most engineer use pressure transmitter in their system. I want to share you how to select right pressure transmitter and get the benefit. Most of the engineers don’t know whether their option of pressure transmitter is right or not as that is only a small part of the whole system. I have been asked many interesting questions in past ten years, how to select pressure range? Is it really important for temperature compensation? Why do you suggest me use this output signal? Why I didn’t get the real pressure? Why I spent time and money but I could not go forward with limited pressure information.

11:00

Dynamic pressure imaging in safety testing scenarios

Terry Wason
Senior business development manager
XSensor
CANADA
XSensor has commercialized a game-changing high-speed pressure imaging technology that allows accurate pressure imaging for applications such as rear impact whiplash, front impact seatbelt, vibration transmissibility, airbag deployment and drive-over tire contact patch analysis. Most current technologies give discrete load numbers on various points in a dummy/surface in an impact scenario, but nothing is available on what happens between these points. XSensor’s high-speed dynamic pressure imaging gives a detailed image, pressure data and pressure gradient over the entire surface. We will discuss the technology and showcase examples of dynamic pressure imaging applications.

11:15

GPS-based speed measurement systems for brake testing and dynamic pressure imaging in safety testing scenarios

Dr Martin Hill
Director
Race Technology
UK
For many years companies have been using systems based solely on GPS data for carrying out brake testing and evaluation for road vehicle development. GPS-based systems were considered by many to be far superior to optical sensors or fifth-wheel setups and have been widely adopted across the industry. As we know that certain test conditions can lead to errors of close to 1m, the SPEEDBOX INS system can eliminate them and give brake testing accuracy to as little as 2cm even under challenging test conditions. This leads to improved accuracy but also an estimate of the accuracy for every test.

11:30

A Case Study of Fault Diagnostics as Applied in the R&D of Hybrid Powertrains

Liyong Zeng
Senior sales manager
Sonus Technologies
CHINA
Hybrid vehicles consist of two propulsion systems - the ICE and electric motor - both operate under different conditions. The two power sources are at times independent, at times, work together to propel the transmission. The hybrid powertrain is even more complex where the electric motor is integrated with the transmission. Through a case study, we will introduce the challenges in the hybrid powertrain durability testing. By utilizing advanced NVH algorithm and diagnostics, we could distinguish between the various faults in early stages. Such insights into the workings and structures provide us clarity about what measures could be taken to tackle the complications.

12:15

SGS US-TRP testing capabilities

Legend Xue
Senior engineer, transportation services
SGS
CHINA
Automotive powertrains are a complex composition of components. From the engine to the brakes and virtually everything in between, SGS has a team of specialist inspection engineers to ensure that every vital component is fit for the purpose for which it is intended, and designed and built correctly. We will work to your internal test procedures and also ensure that the entire powertrain meets international standards and safety legislation. Additionally, we can supply the inspection equipment itself, which often allows us to do your testing more cost-effectively than you can.

13:30

High-quality testing

Jason Yang
Manager - Moog IG simulation and testing business unit, global application/project engineering team
Moog
CHINA
We are overwhelmed by huge data every day. Durability testing will need to reproduce the right drive file and apply it to the test article. However, making the test fast and effective has been a challenge for lab engineers. We will briefly discuss the process from data acquisition and data selection/refining to iteration to illustrate the common approach to how effective testing could be achieved.

14:00

Advances in piezoelectric accelerometer design, and the benefits of Konic Shear

Dr Chang Shu
KTP research associate
DJB Instruments
UK
The presentation will review the fundamentals of piezoelectric accelerometer design, comparing older compression designs with more current shear designs, with an explanation of how the piezoelectric material provides an output. It will then introduce the Konic Shear design developed by DJB Instruments UK Ltd and discuss the benefits for cross-axis control and the issues of degraded polarization of PE material.

14:30

NVH assessment and optimization for EVs and HEVs

Zhengyun Chen
Application engineer
Oros
FRANCE
Electric and hybrid vehicle development opens a new field of noise and vibration challenges. First, a quieter cabin environment, relieved from the ICE noise, lets new sources emerge. Those sources often generate low sound levels but with unworked sound design, consequently providing a poor sound experience for passengers. On its side, the main propulsion motor plays a major role in the overall sound: its vibroacoustic behavior can be assessed and improved using the appropriate technology. Globally, E-NVH requires a wide scope of dedicated skills and high-end tools: from simulation to testing.

15:00

Advanced battery and fuel cell solutions for NEV development with test in the loop

Mathias Bode
Managing director
Horiba
GERMANY
New mobility is strongly linked to battery and fuel cell technologies. As a global leader for battery and fuel cell test equipment, Horiba FuelCon has years of experience in developing state-of-the-art test stations that fulfill the highest customer demands. In order to correspond to changing market conditions, OEMs and tier suppliers must speed up their development times and create more effective ways to establish fuel cell or battery components or even complete systems. This requires a strong partner who covers a wide range of testing possibilities and know-how in the engineering and validation of vehicle system and components. Horiba is able to respond to these demands by combining several key capabilities to provide a unique 'test in the loop' concept. The presentation will give an insight into Horiba’s solutions for xEV applications, including advanced battery and fuel cell testing as well as the test in the loop concept.

15:30

Maintenance of reliability environmental test equipment

Tianhua Liu
Technical manager
UES Environmental Equipment Wuxi Co
CHINA
Equipment operators need to pay attention to the maintenance of test equipment during the daily use of reliability test equipment. This lecture will explain the daily maintenance needs of the equipment; periodically checking for hidden problems and proposing solutions and suggestions in advance; comprehensively checking the performance of all the equipment; and regularly training and maintaining customers.

16:05

Vehicle testing solution

Wang Rongchang
Technical engineer
Windhill
CHINA
Windhill and Ipetronik provide solutions to measure vehicle HV testing, road testing, electrical balance testing and remote testing management, AC thermal management testing, ADAS, automobile exhaust testing and so on.

16:35

The new technology of climatic wind tunnel for NEV testing

Zhang Peng
Climatic simulation business department manager
Shanghai Satake
CHINA
The big trend towards new-energy vehicles is affecting test facilities, including the design of climatic wind tunnels. Almost all the systems in a climatic wind tunnel are changed for NEV testing. What’s happening? Come and find out.

Day 3: Thursday, September 26

Workshop One
10:00 - 12:45

10:00

Acoustic signature of e-drives: correlation between vehicle tests and acoustic end-of-line quality control systems

Dr Alex Balvedi
Sales manager Asia
HBM and Brüel & Kjær
GERMANY
Vehicle powertrain electrification will change the way we subjectively evaluate a car. In this sense, the correct understanding of its acoustic behavior is of utmost importance. Typical e-drive noise may contain modulated components. As the human brain is designed to focus on modulated signals, e-drive noise can be quite attention-grabbing. Hence acoustic quality control and root cause analysis of e-drives in EOL (end-of-line) become critical. An acoustic EOL system must be able to flawlessly assess OK and NOK parts. This presentation gives an overview of the NVH characteristics of e-drives and how specialized EOL NVH systems are used to evaluate their acoustic quality. It is also shown how vehicle tests help to define the NVH acceptance criteria in EOLs. Correlation between vehicle and EOL tests is discussed along with best practices on instrumentation and signal fetching.

10:30

Solving the validation challenge of automated driving

Zhenjiang Wang
Sales manager
Elektrobit
CHINA
Automated vehicles must prove to be reliable in virtually every complex driving scenario. To achieve this, algorithms, functions and systems need to be validated in a range far broader than ever before. This constitutes a major challenge because of the growing complexity of more advanced systems, the need for faster development cycles, and strict legal safety requirements. Real test drive data plays a crucial role in the validation task but is not sufficient on its own. Although there is no commonly agreed number within the industry, numbers for the successful validation of a certain function or system range up to billions of high-quality test kilometers. Therefore, we introduce an approach to a comprehensive toolchain to overcome the various challenges ahead, migrating a huge part of the required test kilometers into the virtual world. Through a suitable simulation method, the number of cost-intensive test vehicles and test drives can be significantly reduced. By leveraging this approach with a cloud-computing platform, it becomes possible to easily scale to the power of thousands of high-performance computers to significantly reduce development time. The underlying platform for this toolchain covers data from real driving scenes and simulation, creating the basis to cover all required use cases for validation. Furthermore, automation is brought to data administration, enhancement and labeling, facilitating the handling of the huge number of test kilometers and petabytes of simulation data. Thanks to the cloud-based approach, test cases can be executed simultaneously around the world by different developers, scaling up to meet critical peak demands. As the overall approach is designed openly, it will be possible to create a truly comprehensive solution together with partners, answering the specific needs of car makers and suppliers.

11:00

ESPEC's new contribution to the automotive industry

Li Lu
Vice general manager, energy and power engineering
ESPEC
CHINA
ESPEC has a history of more than 70 years in the environmental equipment industry. It has provided environmental equipment to meet the requirements of electronic components, household appliances, semiconductors, automobiles and other industries. This presentation will introduce ESPEC's new products to enable the development of the new-energy industry.

11:30

Using hybrid simulation tools to accelerate vehicle development

Thomas Stachel
Principal staff engineer
MTS Systems Corporation
USA
Driven by the growing deployment of active systems for ADAS and autonomous vehicles, rapidly increasing vehicle complexity poses significant test and validation challenges for developers. Moreover, to achieve competitiveness, these challenges must be overcome within condensed development cycles, using fewer human resources and physical prototypes. This presentation will explore industry examples of an innovative hybrid simulation approach, proved effective by MTS and its partners, that integrates computational models, physical hardware under test and human occupants into the simulation loop to extend the advantages of lab-based testing into early-stage development, facilitating more efficient, earlier acquisition of meaningful objective and subjective data.

12:15

New trends and requirements for experimental vehicle development using advanced Proving Ground solutions

David Gallegos
General manager, IDIADA China Proving Ground
IDIADA
CHINA
Concepts of new facilities for automotive testing in China need to be adapted to the latest trends in the automotive market. Electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles have specific test-track requirements that can satisfy the different types of testing compared with traditional vehicles. How to satisfy these needs when planning design, construction and management of the new facilities is a key point for the industry to further develop the new products and reach the targets of quality, technology and performance requested by clients. Furthermore, testing facilities must be completed with the background and experience from engineering teams to merge new techniques and requirements from OEMs, regulators and end users.
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