Building a Driving Simulator as an Electric Vehicle Hardware Development Tool

Kok, Dirk, Knowles, Michael and Morris, Adrian (2012) Building a Driving Simulator as an Electric Vehicle Hardware Development Tool. In: Driving Simulation Conference 2012, 6-7 September 2012, Paris.

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Abstract

Driving simulators have been used to support the development of new vehicle systems for many years.
The rise of electric vehicles (EVs) as a means of reducing carbon emissions has lead to the emergence of a
number of new design challenges related to the performance of EV components and the flow of power under a
variety of circumstances. In this paper we describe the integration of an EV drive train test system with a driving
simulator to allow the performance of EV systems to be investigated while under the control of real drivers in
simulated scenarios. Such a system offers several potential benefits. The performance of EV drive trains can be
evaluated subjectively by real world users while the electrical and mechanical properties can be tested under a
variety of conditions which would be difficult to replicate using standard drive cycles.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Engineering > Automotive Engineering
Engineering > Electrical Engineering
Computing > Human-Computer Interaction
Computing > Network Computing
Computing > Programming
Computing > Software Engineering
Divisions: Digital Innovation Beacon
Faculty of Applied Sciences > Department of Computing Engineering and Technology
Depositing User: Dirk Kok
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2012 14:54
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017 14:37
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/3142

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