Your open integration and test platform for virtual test driving
CarMaker ® introduces a paradigm shift towards an integrated development of concepts, models, control systems and components. CarMaker ® is especially suited for the global vehicle dynamics simulation of passenger cars, race cars up to lightweight trucks, articulated lorries and buses.
In contrast to common vehicle dynamics simulation tools CarMaker ® allows for a continuous development process: From office simulations on PC to Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) tests on single ECU and multi ECU test systems through to HIL tests on large system test rigs.
The basis of CarMaker ®, an open integration and test platform, enables a wide spectrum of applications besides the classic vehicle dynamics simulation. These application fields are the testing and development of chassis control systems, driver assistance systems and system networks where the chassis control systems interact with further vehicle areas. The fully parameterized driver model IPGDriver ™ contributes with its intelligence to sophisticated closed loop testing tasks. CarMaker ® is the optimal environment for holistic consumption analyses and the further development of hybrid technology for fuel efficiency.
CarMaker® with unbeatable benefits for you
- The easy reconstruction of test scenarios allows for a robust and productive test case implementation.
- Due to its unique software and model archictecture CarMaker is extemely fast. The extraordinary performance saves time and hardware costs.
- The fully non-linear car and trailer models are precise which guarantees high-quality simulation results.
- The sophisticated car driver model performs even the toughest driving maneuvers.
- CarMaker is a flexible and customizable development platform. You can easily integrate your own models and tools into this open integration platform.
- The high performance test management and test automation functions make your work efficient and time-saving.
- CarMaker covers a huge application range and can be seamlessly used for virtual test driving in office, lab and rig.
CarMaker® architecture at a glance
- Precise models realistically map the dynamic interactions of car, trailer, driver, road and traffic.
- Central services empower the simulation for maneuver and event-based testing.
- Network services let you flexibly build up arbitrary MIL, SIL and HIL architectures.
- Online devices give you interactive control over the simulation.
- CarMaker ® is an open integration and test platform. According to your wishes you can easily upgrade the software with your own models and tools.