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.
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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.
How do we provide incoming generations of young professionals with the hands-on experience that companies so badly desire? The answer is short and sweet: internships. Internships are great opportunities for younger generations to gain the experience they need so badly and the real-world exposure required to function professionally.
LHP Engineering Solutions (LHP), an engineering services provider and technology integrator, announced today that Sven Schrecker has joined the organization to further develop and lead the cybersecurity platform as Vice President and Chief Architect of Cybersecurity.
The driver of electric and hybrid vehicle development is a major increase in stringent government emissions regulations. In 2011, the Obama administration announced an agreement with the thirteen largest automakers to increase the average fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025. The agreement resulted in new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations for model years between 2017-2025. With cleaner emissions in mind, hybrid vehicles are rising in popularity. HEVs offer a cleaner, redesigned powertrain nad unique advantage in efficiency improvements
As technology continues to evolve from traditional ‘turn-the-crank’ engineering to total autonomy, the gap in experience and desired skill level seems to widen each day. Today, organizations are seeking engineers with 5+ years of experience, when in reality, the technology companies want the engineers to work on is only now becoming a standard in engineering processes and workflows. How does our industry overcome this gap in experience? What can companies do to communicate this gap to potential employees?
Recent events such as China’s plans to scrap pure internal combustion engines as soon as 2030, the release of Tesla’s model 3, and announcements by several large automakers about ramping up EV production and possibly eliminating gasoline-powered vehicle production, have accelerated efforts to develop competitive electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid vehicles across the automotive industry i. But, even with falling purchase prices for many hybrids and plug-in EVs (PEVs), rising gasoline prices, and various government incentives for purchasing electrified vehicles, this change isn’t happening overnight.
Berlin (Germany), July 16, 2018: The partners LHP Engineering Solutions and Model Engineering Solutions Inc. (MES) are pleased to announce a joined webinar on the topic of “Promoting the ISO 26262 Safety Culture: 3 Quality Assurance Techniques for Model-Based Software Development.” The webinar addresses developers modelers, testers, developers, project leaders, and quality managers. Participation is free of charge.
LHP Engineering Solutions (LHP), a U.S. based engineering services provider and technology integrator, has recently joined The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC™), the world’s leading organization transforming business and society by accelerating the adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). LHP brings decades of embedded controls, functional safety and security, telematics, and data analytics expertise to the IIC that will help the consortium and its members integrate new technologies to accelerate the growing automotive market.
COLUMBUS, INDIANA ---Last November, LHP introduced the Functional Safety Expressway as a response to the new safety-critical regulations (ISO 26262) that are impacting the design and development of all on-highway vehicles, including trucks, buses, trailers, semitrailers, and motorcycles this year.