Early predictions and corresponding early concept decisions are essential success factors in modern development processes. Using co-simulation, different subsystems can be integrated to allow mixed virtual / real system validation. Successes so far have motivated all partners to address the next challenges: automatic configuration of real-time co-simulations, automatic determination of optimal coupling strategies, and development of methods for splitting non real-time subsystems to ensure real-time capability.
The successful research project for reliable real-time co-simulations is entering its third round: VIRTUAL VEHICLE, together with its partners TU Graz, AVL, Porsche and Volkswagen, has been researching new methods for model-based coupling since 2012. Phase 3 of the research project now focuses on the automatic configuration of real-time co-simulations, the automatic determination of optimal coupling strategies, and the development of methods for splitting non-real-time subsystems to ensure real-time capability.