Development of a software platform for Taiwan's electric Van

C. H. Wu, Yi-xuan Hong, B. R. Chen, P. T. Sung, K. C. Chu, L. T. Chen

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Abstract

The main purpose of this paper is to conduct the critical technologies and design procedures of a versatile software platform for Taiwan's electric vans established by Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan. To raise the development efficiency and to reduce the cost, a Matlab/Simulink-coded software, named "E-Van-Sim", was designed for the purpose of evaluating the vehicle/subsystem performance and for preliminarily studying prototype vehicle control strategies. By adopting forward/backward simulation approach, E-Van-Sim is able to accommodate both the real-time simulation and the high model accuracy. It consists of subsystems (key components) such as the traction motors, lithium batteries, high-power transformers (DC/DC converter, charger, etc.), auxiliary components, transmission, and longitudinal vehicle dynamics. The modules of drive behaviour, standard testing cycles and vehicle control strategy were also integrated. This study demonstrates the results of vehicle/subsystem dynamics, energy consumption and energy recovery, and vehicle control rules (operation modes) under specific driving cycles. It proves that the effective research is accessible by using the developed E-Van-Sim. An on-line version of E-Van-Sim will be established in order to complete the Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) platform in the near future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication26th Electric Vehicle Symposium 2012, EVS 2012
Pages2033-2040
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event26th Electric Vehicle Symposium 2012, EVS 2012 - Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duration: 2012 May 62012 May 9

Publication series

Name26th Electric Vehicle Symposium 2012, EVS 2012
Volume3

Other

Other26th Electric Vehicle Symposium 2012, EVS 2012
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles, CA
Period12/5/612/5/9

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Keywords

  • Electric vehicle
  • Software
  • Technology development
  • Vehicle control strategy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Wu, C. H., Hong, Y., Chen, B. R., Sung, P. T., Chu, K. C., & Chen, L. T. (2012). Development of a software platform for Taiwan's electric Van. In 26th Electric Vehicle Symposium 2012, EVS 2012 (pp. 2033-2040). (26th Electric Vehicle Symposium 2012, EVS 2012; Vol. 3).