Electric Parking Brake HIL and Durability Testing
Using LabVIEW and a real-time cDAQ system, Wineman Technology delivered an upgraded hybrid hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) tester capable of mechanical brake simulation.
Akebono Brake Corporation, a global supplier of foundation brakes and brake friction materials for automotive OEM customers such as Audi, Chrysler, General Motors, Honda, Toyota, and many more, wanted to update their mid-height HIL system for testing ECU brake software.
Using LabVIEW and a real-time cDAQ system, Wineman Technology worked with Akebono to deliver an upgraded hybrid HIL tester capable of mechanical brake simulation. We also created a new full-height tester for running 24/7 durability testing on three electric parking brake systems simultaneously.
Both systems have ECUs that communicate through the CAN bus, so the engineers at Akebono use Wineman Technology’s CANalytics CAN interface software for quick and easy database configuration, signal monitoring, and other functionality.