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Training courses at power user level

Test Automation

CarMaker and Test Automation

This training course is ideal for users working with large numbers of test scenarios. We will show you how to run these in automated mode and how the possibilities of test automation in CarMaker enable the automated analysis and evaluation of the large amount of obtained data.

Requirements: Prior participation in a CarMaker User Training or, at a minimum, relevant experience with CarMaker

Duration: 1 day

Target audience:

  • Simulation specialists looking to increase their productivity with an automated development environment
  • Engineers responsible for test planning and execution
  • HIL users with automation requirements who want to speed up the evaluation of large numbers of tests

Course outline:

  • Illustration of the test automation tools of the CarMaker product family
  • Script-based test automation with ScriptControl
  • Test automation with Test Manager and Test Configurator
  • Generation of characteristic values and evaluation criteria for the test report
  • CarMaker APIs for test automation and remote control of CarMaker
  • Tcl/tk basics

Goals:

  • Increasing efficiency and productivity in the simulation environment using test automation
  • Generating a wide selection of automated test scenarios using the different tools in CarMaker
  • Creating specific test reports with characteristic values and evaluation criteria to efficiently assess the simulation results
  • Compiling test catalogs in Test Configurator 
Extensions

CarMaker Extensions

This course addresses the extension and adaptation of the CarMaker simulation environment: Learn how to integrate your own models of vehicle components and control systems and how to program your own signals.

Requirements: 

  • Prior participation in a CarMaker User Training or, at a minimum, relevant experience with CarMaker
  • Basics in C programming are preferable

Duration: 1 day

Target audience:

  • CarMaker users interested in applying model integration in CarMaker and its varied possibilities for the first time
  • Simulation engineers who would like to expand or replace existing models of CarMaker
  • Engineers in the system integration field looking to use different interfaces

 

 

Course outline:

  • Introduction to the structure of the CarMaker C code interface
  • Model Manager basics
  • Integration of C-programmed models of components and controllers in CarMaker
  • Expansion of the Data Dictionary with own quantities
  • Overview of compilers and debugging methods used
  • Integration of Simulink models using the Simulink Coder Interface Plug-In and use of “tunable parameters”
  • Integration of Functional Mock-up Units

Goals:

  • Using the CarMaker C code functions
  • Expanding the simulation with your own code
  • Integrating models with all CarMaker options: C code, Simulink Coder, FMI
IPGDriver

IPGDriver in CarMaker and TruckMaker

The adaptive driver model IPGDriver is one of the central components for the generation of realistic virtual test scenarios with CarMaker in addition to the vehicle and road models as well as the environment and traffic models. Learn how best to use it in this course.

Requirements: Prior participation in a CarMaker User Training or, at a minimum, relevant experience with CarMaker

Duration: 1 day

Target audience: Simulation specialists interested in optimally using the driver model IPGDriver

Course outline:

  • Detailed insight into the driver model
  • Parameterization of the driver model
  • Adjustment of the driver parameterization for special driving maneuvers
  • Fine-tuning of the course and the speed
  • Race Driver

Goals:

  • Expanding the possible uses of CarMaker by optimally adjusting IPGDriver
  • Making validation easier by optimizing the driver model 
ADAS and Automated Driving

CarMaker for ADAS & Automated Driving

This courses focuses on the application of virtual test driving for the development of advanced driver assistance systems and automated driving functions. The essential product features are explained in detail.

Requirements: Prior participation in a CarMaker User Training or, at a minimum, relevant experience with CarMaker

Duration: 2 days

Target audience:

Simulation engineers

  • who work on the development of advanced driver assistance systems and automated driving functions
  • who are interested in the use of sensor models in simulation
  • who develop functions and need to run functionality tests

 

 

 

Course outline:

  • CarMaker functions for the simulation-based development of advanced driver assistance systems and automated driving functions
  • Ideal sensors in CarMaker: Object Sensor, Free Space Sensor, Free Space Sensor Plus, Traffic Sign Sensor, Line Sensor, Road Property Sensor, Collision Detection Sensor
  • Scenario Editor for the generation of ROAD5 road networks and environments
  • Import of road networks using the ADASRP plug-in
  • Use and configuration of IPGTraffic
  • High-fidelity sensor models: Radar Sensor, GNSS Sensor
  • Use of an electronic horizon in CarMaker
  • Raw Signal Interface sensors: Camera RSI, Radar RSI, Ultrasonic RSI
  • Integration of control algorithms for ADAS and AD

Goals:

  • Getting to know and using the ADAS and AD application-specific features of CarMaker
  • Generating complex ADAS and AD test cases
  • Using the different sensor model classes for environment recognition
  • Adjusting IPGDriver to test ADAS and AD functions  
Powertrain Electrification

CarMaker for Powertrain Electrification

This course covers the use of the simulation software to develop and test powertrain components and systems in order to evaluate driving performance, consumption, emissions as well as durability under real driving conditions, and advance their optimization.

Requirements: Prior participation in a CarMaker User Training or, at a minimum, relevant experience with CarMaker

Duration: 1 day

Target audience:

Simulation engineers in the field of powertrain development

  • who develop operating strategies for hybrid and electric vehicles
  • who design powertrain components
  • who want to conduct concept studies for new powertrains
  • who are responsible for function development in the powertrain field 

Course outline:

  • Overview of the structure of powertrain models and the respective component models in CarMaker
  • Parameterization of existing and integration of own component models
  • Generation of your own operating strategy for hybrid and electric vehicles
  • Interaction of advanced driver assistance systems with powertrain functions
  • Introduction to the generation of ROAD5 road networks

Goals:

  • Getting to know and using the powertrain-specific features of CarMaker
  • Implementing operating strategies in the simulation environment CarMaker
  • Generating roads for powertrain development
Vehicle Dynamics and Virtual Prototypes

CarMaker for Vehicle Dynamics and Virtual Prototypes

This course covers the use of the simulation software to develop and test chassis, vehicle systems as well as chassis control systems. The aim of this course is to parameterize and validate the vehicle model to enable vehicle handling optimization up to virtual ESC homologation.

Note: This course is also available as “TruckMaker for Vehicle Dynamics and Virtual Prototypes” which explicitly covers the vehicle model of TruckMaker and its heavy-duty vehicle-specific models.

Requirements: Prior participation in a CarMaker User Training or, at a minimum, relevant experience with CarMaker

Duration: 1 day

Target audience:

Simulation engineers in the field of vehicle development

  • who optimize the suspension and chassis
  • who develop and tune vehicle control systems
  • who are responsible for the (central) validation and supply of vehicle models
  • who analyze the influence of advanced driver assistance systems on full vehicle handling  

Course outline:

  • Introduction to the use of virtual prototypes
  • Generation of test cases for vehicle dynamics applications: Generation of ROAD5 road models and the environment using the Scenario Editor and maneuver definition
  • Basics of IPGDriver functionalities that are specific to vehicle dynamics applications
  • Vehicle model in CarMaker and parameterization of a virtual prototype with a focus on suspension components and models including MBS axles and tires in CarMaker, and detailed coverage of brake, powertrain and trailer models
  • Virtual prototype validation methods

Goals:

  • Getting to know all relevant CarMaker product features
  • Generating (scenario-based) test cases for vehicle dynamics applications
  • Parameterizing and validating the vehicle model for your particular use case

 

 

New Releases

New Releases: Upgrade & Capabilities

The CarMaker release training course focuses on the respective new product features of a CarMaker major release: What’s new? What has changed? How can you benefit from these features in your development process? Throughout this course, you will learn about the new features in detail, enabling you to rapidly master the new possibilities and polish up your knowledge to continue working efficiently with our software.

Requirements: Relevant experience with CarMaker

Duration: 1 day

Target audience: CarMaker users interested in a detailed overview and illustration of new features

Course outline:

The topics covered are tailored to the respective CarMaker release. Courses are available from major release 6.0. Specific exercises help you apply your new knowledge.

Goals:

Getting to know the new features of the respective CarMaker major release

 

 

IPGKinematics

IPGKinematics

This course focuses on the CarMaker add-on IPGKinematics and the use of the virtual K&C test bench for the development and optimization of suspensions. You can easily analyze the test results and smoothly transfer them to your CarMaker or TruckMaker development environment.

Requirements: None

Duration: 1 day

Target audience: Simulation specialists in the field of vehicle dynamics

Course outline:

  • Introduction to IPGKinematics
  • Basics of existing models and templates for vehicle axles
  • Suspension parameterization and simulation
  • Result analysis and use in CarMaker
  • FAQs
  • Hands-on exercises to apply new knowledge

Goals: Efficiently using IPGKinematics in the vehicle development process with CarMaker