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Your Testing Platform for Automotive Simulation

For over 15 years, OPAL-RT has worked with major OEM, tier-ones and emerging players in the testing and development of 21st-century automotive technologies. From specialized farm machinery to the mass-production of hybrid vehicles and luxury automobiles, OPAL-RT’s leadership position in HIL testing for automotive simulation is recognized around the world.

OPAL-RT’s unique expertise in real-time simulation for EV and HEV electric motors, together with the company’s experienced HIL engineering, has evolved through a wide variety of collaborative automotive projects. Our experience in co-simulation and accelerated-time simulation, meanwhile, has been employed in the development of modern chassis systems (ADAS), as well as in the re-simulation of upwards of five petabytes of data in order to prove their roadworthiness. Today, OPAL-RT offers this comprehensive and successful line of products and solutions for the automotive industry.

How HIL is Accelerating Off-road Electric Transportation at John Deere

John Deere is continually seeking to decrease production costs and time-to-market. Learn how Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) simulation system provides them a flexible and comprehensive development, test, and validation environment to achieve their goals.

Expertise in the Most Important Fields

OPAL-RT expertise in HIL and RCP simulation for the automotive industry is the result of close collaboration within a multidisciplinary team of electrical engineers, scientists and programmers. The company is uniquely positioned to offer the most complete and advanced product and service line for the most in-demand fields. These include:

Battery Management Systems

OPAL-RT’s solutions include flexible configurations and scalable options, while being compatible with the most common applications and third party components.

Electric Vehicles

OPAL-RT and NI bring you the most powerful, open, and flexible HIL- and PHIL-testing system designed to improve time-to-market and manage system complexity.

Autonomous Vehicle

OPAL-RT’s systems overcome obstacles the automotive industry faces when testing autonomous vehicle by migrating physical testbeds onto simulation platforms.

OPAL-RT’s Key Technologies Available on the NI Platform

NI Hardware, Labview & Veristand, combined with OPAL-RT’s expertise in HIL and PHIL testing in Power Electronics and Power systems, enables NI users to overcome the greatest HIL engineering challenges using powerful NI FPGA-based systems that accelerate productivity and drive rapid innovation.

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Real Power to Test EV Powertrains

Automotive simulation - powertrain-emulation

D&V and OPAL-RT combine leading-edge technology and innovative design to produce superior Power Hardware in the Loop (PHIL) simulation for EV/HEV motor drive inverters and DC power system test solutions.

Testing The Vehicles of The Future in Real Time

Accurate and Precise Electric Machine Real-Time Simulation

Integrated within eHS, the FPGA Electric Machine Library is the ideal platform for designing and testing controller and power electronics and electric drive systems. The library includes a power electronic and motor library that lets you simulate all components forming the electrical motor drive system. It includes detailed mathematical model of different type of electrical motors such as:

  • Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine (PMSM – IPM – BLDC- SPM)
  • Induction Machine (DFIG – DFIM – Squirrel Cage Induction Machine)
  • Switched Reluctance Machines

Automotive Simulation - Accurate and Precise Electric Machine Real-Time Simulation

Customer Success Stories

Renault has been using RT-LAB Orchestra for over a decade, and has decided this year to deploy this large-scale solution for the validation of Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Intelligent Vehicles.

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Learn how OPAL-RT can help accelerate time to test conditions and vehicle behaviour, as well as hybrid vehicle components.

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Learn how the University of Toronto (CAPE) partnered with energy storage company eCAMION to build a DC Fast-Charging System for EV charging stations on the Trans-Canada Highway.

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