The virtual 5-part Electric Vehicle Development series focused on the end-to-end workflow for electric vehicle modelling and simulation concluded on 15th Sept, 2021. There were more than 3000 attendees from the automotive industry at the virtual event, from the commercial, academia and startup community. The sessions imparted guidance on how to simulate a whole electric vehicle and analyze design including vehicle architecture in a single environment.
The event was organized by ICAT ASPIRE and MathWorks under the noble initiative of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav – the 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence. Ministry of Heavy Industries’ (MHI), Govt. of India, has taken an initiative to promote innovation and to develop an eco-system for the same by creating 6 technology platforms through the organizations under its aegis. In line with this initiative and recommendation by MHI, International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), Manesar, has launched a new technology platform, in the form of an e-Portal, named “ASPIRE” (Automotive Solutions Portal for Industry, Research & Education). The key objective of this initiative is to enhance the technological capability of Indian automotive sector through exchange of knowledge & expertise, in order to facilitate the growth of automobile sector and overall socio-economic progress of the country. This technology platform will facilitate auto industries (including OEMs, Tier 1, Tier 2 & Tier 3 companies), R&D institutions and students & academia (colleges & universities) to provide technology solutions, suggestions, expert opinions etc. on issues involving technology advancement. Further, it will facilitate exchange of knowledge with respect to research & development and other technological aspects of the automotive sector. The e-portal will act as one stop solution. One can register on this portal for the own organization (industry / R&D Institute / Institution/ Start-ups) or as an individual as expert (or academia) or user or student. There is no registration fee at present.
Here is the link for the same: https://aspire.icat.in/oauth/register. We believe that this initiative will bridge the gap between Industry and Academia and help the overall technological innovation in the country.
MathWorks, a mathematical computing company, creators of MATLAB and Simulink has been heavily invested in helping companies accelerate their electrification journeys through their tools, training and experts.
Speakers included Mr. Saugata Pal (Advisor, ICAT), Mr. Devesh Pareek (Manager, Electrical Electronics Lab, ICAT) together with client facing engineers from MathWorks, Speedgoat and partners. Mr. Saugata shared details on the ICAT ASPIRE platform and how this could be leveraged by the automotive community as a medium for technology innovation and collaboration to help the Indian automotive industry to become self-reliant. Mr. Devesh spoke about how ICAT provided the validation requirements for electric vehicles and their critical components using dedicated facilities with specific capabilities.
Trending topics that were discussed
- Model-Based system Engineering for translating requirements to vehicle architecture to system design.
- Building detailed battery cell and pack models for developing and implementation of battery management system (BMS)
- Building accurate motor models for designing and implementing motor control algorithms.
- Leveraging Model-Based Design for the software development and verification process to meet industry standards like ISO26262
- Re-use system models for real-time testing of BMS, MCU and VCU. If these topics interest you, you may view the recording of the event series that is available freely here.