Automotive Testing

Applications and solutions for measuring vehicle efficiency

Electric and hybrid vehicles need to achieve low overall emissions, maximum efficiency, longer distances, and high reliability to gain acceptance from increasingly savvy consumers. This eBook explores some of the key areas for extracting efficiencies within the automotive system along with recommendations for measurement solutions based on application use case.

The major systems explored in this eBook include:

  • Charging – of battery, charging monitoring systems, regenerative braking
  • Powertrain – the power inverter sub-system for power delivery, and associated control signals
  • Motors – Three-phase brushless DC motors used in various applications
  • Steering systems - Steering characteristics and electronic power steering (EPS)

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Understanding electrical power and measuring its consumption is key to optimizing product development and usage. This eBook discusses the basics of electrical power and introduces some of the key distinctions between DC and AC power measurements.

Topics include:

  • Electrical energy and power
  • Types of electricity and load
  • Why measure power?
  • Single phase and three phase applications
  • AC phenomena
  • Harmonics
  • What needs to be measured

Understanding electrical power and measuring its consumption is key to optimizing product development and usage. This eBook discusses the basics of electrical power and introduces some of the key distinctions between DC and AC power measurements.


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