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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Today, automotive researchers and engineers are constantly evolving their research to optimize propulsion system control technologies for the vehicles of tomorrow. At labs around the globe, R&D teams are heavily focused on improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions through technology such as more efficient, user-friendly stop-start systems and mild hybrid powertrains.
As the automotive industry heads deeper into the 21st century, the technologies that propel automobiles from one location to another are rapidly changing to incorporate concepts that both improve upon and go beyond traditional gasoline and diesel powertrains. Some experts are marking the year 2017 as the year that has turned electric and hybrid vehicles from a fad to an inevitable fate in the automotive industry.