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Prof. Dr. Jakob Andert
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.10.2017 to 30.09.2020
EU contribution:
7.532.318,75 Euro
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 769935.  


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