Combustion Analysis

The demand for lower emissions, increased fuel economy, improved reliability and overall better performance has become the driving force behind the increased levels of technology in today’s internal combustion engines. Development and calibration engineers tasked with integrating this technology need to utilize best-in-class tools to meet the many goals of a development project. One of the most effective of these tools is a…

Simulation & Control

As vehicle designs become increasingly complicated, and product development schedules are more and more aggressive, conventional testing methods involving multiple physical prototypes are also becoming far too time-consuming and expensive. Unexpected results along the way cause slips in schedules, increased costs, and potentially lead to products that fall short of initial design and market requirements.

Engine Testing & Development

Regulatory and economic forces continue to drive powertrain development to produce more fuel efficient engines that emit fewer greenhouse gases. The simplest solution would be to build smaller, less powerful engines, but today’s customer will not accept such a compromise. Furthermore, while electrification is a valid alternative, it is rather expensive, and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future.

Transmission Testing & Development

The intense focus on improving fuel economy and reducing emissions has brought vehicle transmissions under increasing scrutiny. As the component which converts the rotational torque from an internal combustion engine to motive force, the transmission plays an important role in reducing fuel consumption. Many improvements in economy, emissions reduction, and performance can be obtained by improving vehicle…

Battery Testing & Development

As concerns for the environmental, economic and political impact of conventional motor fuels grow, there has been increasing focus on the electrification of the transportation industry. Dramatic growth in the adoption and usage of hybrid electric vehicle technology will be seen over the next ten years, both in the United States and worldwide. Advanced batteries are the key technology enablers for the future of vehicle electrification.

HEV Powertrain Testing & Development

The move to electrified cars will have both dramatic and disruptive consequences to consumers, automakers, battery producers, oil producers, and electric utilities alike. The change will also create enormous opportunities, including the reduction of CO2 emissions, the rate of global warming, less dependence on foreign oil, technological independence and the creation of very large, new industries.