Simscape Vehicle Templates

Simscape™ Vehicle Templates are designed to help engineers model and simulate vehicles using Simscape products. This includes one-axle, two-axle, multi-axle vehicles, and trailers that are integrated with powertrain and chassis controls.

The templates include a vehicle model that you can configure for different powertrain architectures, driveline concepts, and suspension designs. You can also use a MATLAB® app to help you configure the vehicle and the test scenario. A modular library of components gives you a starting point to create custom vehicle models.

Model and Simulate Vehicles Using Simscape Vehicle Templates

Top 10 Use Cases

  1. Explore powertrain architectures for conventional, hybrid, battery electric, and fuel cell vehicles.
  2. Modify the suspension design by moving hardpoints obtained from CAD.
  3. Connect custom multilink suspensions to hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  4. Design active chassis controls for anti-lock brakes, stability control, and active roll control.
  5. Develop regenerative braking algorithms connected to electric powertrains.
  6. Test your designs against realistic road profiles by converting GPS data into 3D road definitions.
  7. Optimize vehicle-level performance by tuning design parameters in any system.
  8. Validate ADAS algorithms in scenarios involving stoplights, vehicles, and pedestrians.
  9. Find stability limits for vehicle-trailer combinations.
  10. Test your embedded software against a virtual vehicle using HIL simulation.

Vehicle Dynamics

Simulate longitudinal and lateral dynamics on flat and uneven terrain.

Chassis Controls

Develop anti-lock braking and stability control algorithms.

Automated Driving

Validate algorithms in virtual tests with realistic physics.

Suspension Design

Tune design to meet target ride and handling characteristics.

Powertrain Design

Evaluate architectures and size powertrain components.

Trailer Stability

Model trailer loads and identify stability limits.