Infinite Control® equips OEMs and suppliers with a control system library to reach ‘ride and drive’ milestones faster with viable, production-intent control systems.
The flexible, modular and platform independent software packages can take a concept through to production readiness.
By working together with Drive System Design, customers are able to deliver new concepts quicker, and expand their in-house control capabilities via knowledge transfer.
Delivering rapid and cost-effective control solutions is becoming one of the most common demands in industry.
DSD’s extensive experience in a range of transmission topologies across a variety of market sectors combines the right experience, attitudes and project management skills required to collaborate with customers to fulfil their requirements.
A recent customer project has seen DSD support the initial assessment of a product issue, going on to develop a control system solution which mitigated expensive and timely hardware modifications late on in the programme.
An established team of control engineers combined with the extensive facilities offered at DSD (including a HIL suite and multiple test rigs) enables a consistent and effective approach to undertaking all the required V cycle activities: from defining requirements through to full control system testing and sign-off.
Our technically skilled control engineers are able to perform accurate element characterisation to ensure high quality products are achieved.
We can also provide additional vehicle calibration support, if required, to ensure shift quality targets are met to the satisfaction of customers.
Our simulation-led approach has resulted in a wealth of experience developing dynamic simulation models. These models enable engineering teams to optimise crucial system attributes, enabling risk mitigation prior to prototype or production.
Some examples include 1D torsional modelling, clutch damping characteristics, shaft compliance, rattle simulations, vehicle models, or motor actuation to perform shifts.
At the forefront of innovation in the powertrain industry, our engineers are continually researching new technologies and ways to improve existing technologies.
We are always eager to challenge the status quo and support our customers on generation of new IP.
With a variety of tools and equipment available including: two rapid prototype platforms, an electronics lab, a hardware-in-the-loop suite, test rigs and our own control system development vehicle platform (based on existing production vehicle), DSD are ideally placed to become the preferred partner for research projects.