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Automated System Validation Using Telematics

Journal Article
ISSN: 1946-3936, e-ISSN: 1946-3944
Published September 13, 2011 by SAE International in United States
Automated System Validation Using Telematics
Citation: Leisenring, B. and Calviti, C., "Automated System Validation Using Telematics," SAE Int. J. Engines 4(3):2718-2725, 2011,
Language: English


Powertrain Systems development is entering a period of unprecedented challenge driven by the convergence of many factors: increasing government regulations for both tailpipe emissions and fuel economy, increased competition, reduced workforce, and tighter program budgets. This has resulted in timing compression and resource reduction that stress a typical Design-Build-Test development practice. The application of telematics and information technology to engineering development can provide the efficiency gains required for engineers to deliver a robust powertrain system in a timely manner. By automating the evaluation of a system's robustness, engineers can focus their time on problem areas during their normal development process and launch with quality. This paper will detail how this methodology was jointly applied by Control-Tec and Navistar to identify and improve system performance before production.