Vehicle performance and consumption simulation

A vehicle’s performance in aspects such as its acceleration behaviour and range are just as important as consumption for end customers. Performance is not only characterised by customer requirements and other target-market-specific general conditions, but also by statutory regulations. That is why it is important to use simulation to check these requirements and adjust objectives early on at the development stage.

TECOSIM analyses different load cases to determine a vehicle’s performance and consumption behaviour, such as

  • Driving in the city or country and up and down inclines
  • Starting or braking
  • Heat or cold

Driving simulators based on 1D system simulation are used for such analyses. These map the entire „vehicle“ system and are able to provide answers to all relevant questions thanks to their modelling.

Driving simulator with extinction and resulting response signal