The increasing complexity of new and unique automotive features has forced engineering firms to find more efficient ways to address the design requirements in concurrent customer projects. To reduce development time and meet aggressive customer deadlines, these firms must explore innovative technology and techniques.
With more than 2,000 employees, automotive engineering firm Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr (IAV) in Berlin, Germany develops vehicles, engines/drives, and automotive electronics for leading car manufacturers and their suppliers. Using MathWorks tools, the company is addressing their customers’ needs by developing and prototyping vehicle systems with a universal electronic control unit (ECU) that supports on-target rapid prototyping.
With on-target rapid prototyping, IAV can better investigate the impact of changing requirements, explore new ideas, and validate algorithms on production processors. The universal ECU enables IAV to support multiple projects and target multiple processors simultaneously.
"Using Simulink and Embedded Coder for on-target rapid prototyping with our universal ECU has proven successful in many of our customer projects," says Martin Richter, department manager of automotive electronics systems, IAV. "The integration of MathWorks tools with ECU hardware establishes a complete development environment for designing and deploying all of our embedded software."