Back in the early sixties, a car’s intake valve would open for a specific duration during a predetermined time in the engine’s four-stroke cycle. It was not an especially flexible system, but in the early days of motor vehicles, this wasn’t a big problem. In the engines of those days, idle and operating RPMs were often quite similar. However, as vehicles advanced in complexity, the range of potential RPMs widened, leading to greater compromises in systems with static valve timing. The need for a better solution lead to the rise of variable valve timing (VVT).
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LHPU, the training division of LHP Engineering Solutions (LHP), and Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution, are proud to announce a partnership with the Indiana Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA). This partnership will assist American veterans with hands-on training and career development in the automotive space. LHPU’s mission is to grow the worldwide talent pool of highly qualified controls engineers. In doing so, since its inception in 2013, LHPU and Ivy Tech have helped bridge the gap between the classroom and the workplace by delivering hands-on boot camp training to over 600 students and engineering professionals.
When contending with the complicated and interconnected devices of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the question of trustworthiness is often introduced. How do we make certain that the systems as designed are worthy of trust? Questions like this are intuitive and necessary, of course. However, they often lack the rigorous framework needed for a robust implementation in system design. “Trust” is a word that we may all think we understand, but when applying it to a network connected device in a crucial automotive subsystem, the word’s precise formulation becomes paramount.
When using an advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) in a vehicle, automotive manufactures and researchers don’t just need to know if the system meets all specified requirements; they also need to know if the system really does what it was intended to do, even in changing environmental conditions. One of today’s most common automotive testing standards, ISO 26262, which is the common standard for defining functional safety for electronic and electrical systems throughout their lifecycles, falls short in this area.
For this October’s Internet of Things Solutions World Conference (IoTSWC) in Barcelona, Spain, LHP Engineering Solutions, in collaboration with the Industrial Internet Consortium’s (IIC) Automotive Security Task Group, is excited to unveil an automotive cybersecurity demonstrator platform. The demonstration is deployed on an Ev-GoKart chassis and highlights LHP’s open-framework automotive functional safety and cybersecurity platform.
COLUMBUS, IN., October 02, 2018, /PRNewswire/ -- LHP Engineering Solutions (LHP), a global engineering services provider and technology integrator within the automotive industry, announced that the company was recognized in the 2018 Q3 Comparably Awards for ‘Best Companies for Work-Life Balance.’ Comparably’s "Best Of" lists are derived from sentiment ratings provided by employees who anonymously rated their employers on Comparably.com. There were no fees or costs associated with participating, nor was nomination required.
Improving driving safety through the reduction in opportunities for human error has been a focus of automotive manufacturers since the 1970s when anti-lock braking systems were first introduced. Automated features have since evolved to include more advanced technologies such as blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and self-parking. These features are now commonly known as advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS).
LHP Engineering Solutions (LHP), a U.S. based engineering services provider and technology integrator, is excited to announce the expansion of operations to Europe through LHP Europe Srl, headquartered in Bologna, Italy, expanding the existing work of LHP Engineering Solutions and focusing on the quickly evolving European automotive market.
One of the most integral elements of the Hybrid Electrical Vehicle or HEV is the control technology. Due to these vehicles operating in a vast range of environments the motor will regularly switch through various loads. With that said, the most important issue is improving motor control efficiency while maintaining performance and avoiding damage. It’s wise to test control algorithms for motor control through simulation before applying power to any circuit. Especially when working with hundreds of volts and/or hundreds of amps of current. A simple mistake in your control algorithm can damage components or even worse cause collateral damage.
As driverless technologies rise to prominence, the safety and functionality of crucial automotive systems, is becoming an ever more pressing issue. Because of this, the embedded controls industry is on a lot of people’s minds. Even so, in some sectors, we are suffering from a lack of engineers with the right skill sets to drive the industry forward.