Chassis control system development: Verification and validation for a safe ride

Vehicle dynamics control systems for the steering, brake or active wheel suspensions continue to raise the safety and comfort of driving. There is an ongoing development of novel assistance systems that serve the optimization of vehicle dynamics as well as a situational influence on the driver behavior and a selective influence on the driver. The result is a significant increase in the effort required for validation during development. At the same time, more and more vehicle variants are reaching the market for each model. As the system must be tested for each vehicle variant, this is also associated with additional test effort. Use the simulation solutions of the CarMaker product family to test your vehicle dynamics and ride comfort control systems within a virtual prototype right up to the vehicle’s approval, long before a physical prototype exists.

Your benefits at a glance

Simulation-based ESC homologation

Reproducible and automated homologation up to the release

Function tests

ECU behavior, integrated tests with ESC and EPB, ABS/ASR/ESC function


Performance tests and improvement

Brake booster behavior, adaptation of pedal characteristics


Safety tests

Fail-safe behavior, diagnostics, sensor defects

Realistic braking model

The detailed hydraulic brake model is included in all products of the CarMaker product family and suitable for ABS/ESC applications with the following components:

  • Brake booster
  • Master and brake cylinder
  • Pump
  • Brake valves
  • Line volume
  • Accumulator
  • Attenuator


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