A Framework for Design, Test, and Validation of Electric Car Modules

  • Mehmed YükselEmail author
  • Mohammed Ahmed
  • Benjamin Girault
  • Timo Birnschein
  • Frank Kirchner
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)


This paper presents a practical framework and workflow for development and implementation of vehicle hardware and software components. It covers all activities from unit testing of single components to field experiments with the final constructed car. The described framework is based on the rapid control prototyping approach that is used for development and enables modularity in the design of subsystems. The framework was successfully used for the development and implementation of our new electric car concept (EO smart connecting car 2). Performance is analyzed through detailed simulations and experiments. The Framework reduces time and costs significantly for implementing component prototypes of the target system.


Electric Vehicle Hardware-in-the-loop Software-in-the-loop realtime control rapid control prototyping framework path following simulation x by wire 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mehmed Yüksel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mohammed Ahmed
    • 1
  • Benjamin Girault
    • 1
  • Timo Birnschein
    • 1
  • Frank Kirchner
    • 2
  1. 1.Robotics Innovation CenterDFKI GmbHBremenGermany
  2. 2.DFKI GmbH - Robotics Innovation Center, Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of BremenBremenGermany

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