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Prof. Dr. Jakob Andert
Mechanical Engineering
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.10.2017 to 30.09.2020
EU contribution:
7.532.318,75 Euro


High Fidelity Electric Modelling and Testing


Within the automotive product development cycle virtual and heterogeneous testing is becoming increasingly established through component, module and vehicle-level simulation and Hardware-in-the-Loop test-beds—enabled by ever increasing computing power and communications bandwidth available. Though a number of standards in this field have been established (FMI, ASAM XiL API), models are still mostly created in a fragmented manner: using domain-specific tools to create, manage and execute simulations; no standardisation of the content of the functional interfaces (FMI does standardise the format); limited scalability. This fragmentation leads to a lot of redundant effort as models of the same component or system are re-created several times.

HiFi-ELEMENTS will address this fragmentation through two main mechanisms: Firstly, we will develop, validate and publish a recommendation for standardisation of model interfaces for common e-drive components (e-machine, inverter, battery, DC/DC converter, thermal management system), and will implement compliant versions of existing models. Secondly, we will implement a seamless workflow linking extended versions of existing tools—a model/data management tool and a co-simulation tool for MiL and HiL environments—augmented with effort-saving automated methods for model parameterisation and test case generation.


  • FEV Europe GmbH, Germany (Coordinator)
  • Ricardo Consulting Engineers Limited, United Kingdom
  • Fundacion Tecnalia Research and Innovation, Spain
  • Fundación CIDETEC, Spain
  • IVECO S.p.A, Italy
  • Denso Automotive Deutschland GmbH, Germany
  • Tofaş Türk Otomobil Fabrikası A.Ş., Turkey
  • IDIADA Automotive Technology, S.A, Spain
  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO, Netherlands
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. COOP, Spain
  • dSPACE digital signal processing and control engineering GmbH, Germany
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Engineering Center Steyr GmbH & Co KG, Austria
  • YASA Limited, United Kingdom
  • Ford-Werke GmbH, Germany