Electric cars Porsche began to test on the virtual NurburgringDecember 3, 2018
The company Porsche uses in the development of modern methods of virtual prototyping.
At the end of 2019, the second serial Porsche electric cross-turismo will enter the market. In preparation for the release of the product version, German mark engineers use digital development methods and virtual prototyping, which allow, for example, several months before the appearance of a real machine, to test it on the “North Loop” of the Nürburgring.
Now the most complex software systems help to simulate the appearance of the car, to work in detail the power plant, chassis and electronics settings, as well as to conduct virtual tests. Simulation is used to assess the performance of all systems as a whole, as well as individual elements. For example, during the Taycan races on the virtual Nordsleife, engineers could test the performance of an electrical power plant and the effectiveness of the power management system.
In addition, Porsche applies a software and hardware simulation when the vehicle’s visual nodes need to be tested along with the real components. This approach eliminates the creation of intermediate prototypes, since the optimization of individual elements occurs at an early stage of development.
One of their “side effects” of digitizing the development process and the car itself will be the concept of “functionality upon request”. Porsche believes that in the future, it will be possible to add new options to the car even after purchase. Thus, owners will be able to customize the car to fit their current preferences. In addition, some of the firmware can be updated “by air”.
The fact that the supervisory board of Porsche AG approved the launch into mass production of the Mission E Cross Electric electric coupe became known in October. The electric car will be one of the versions of Taycan and will be able to drive up to 500 kilometers on a single NEDC cycle on a single charge.