Link’s New HiL Dynamic Brake Simulation

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Link Engineering has introduced its all-new Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) product for dynamic braking simulations. The HiL system can include a LINK vehicle module bench which consists of the complete vehicle braking system, such as the brake controller, calipers, brake booster, hydraulic lines, and electric park brake motors.

Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) testing enables engineers and designers to test and develop complex, real-time embedded systems, including critical (control) hardware from the vehicle.

The HiL system can recreate the vehicle environment and dynamics by connecting real signals to the controller(s) installed on the test plant. The automotive model simulates the vehicle, the road, the environment, and the driver.

Key Features

  • Execution of dynamic brake testing integrating vehicle hardware and functions (models) in real-time
  • Integration of all four corners in the same test plant (setup) for axle-to-axle interactions
  • Ability to change the test and vehicle model parameters during the test, e.g., the center of gravity, test mass, suspension kinematics, aerodynamics, road surface, road grade, and cornering
  • Advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) testing with simulated vehicle sensors
  • Main interface for the operator using the native ProLINK system
  • Integrate vehicle controls, vehicle dynamics, and physical response (e.g., noise, wear, torque output, pedal pulsations, pedal feel) from the brake corner(s) in the same test
  • Allows integration of vehicle modules as part of the test plant
Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.