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Development of New Concept Vehicles Using Modelica and Expectation to Modelica from Automotive Industries

Yutaka Hirano
Toyota Motor Corporation, Future Project Division, Japan

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Published in: Proceedings of the 9th International MODELICA Conference; September 3-5; 2012; Munich; Germany

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 76:59, p. 579-588

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Published: 2012-11-19

ISBN: 978-91-7519-826-2

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


Recently development of new-concept small vehicles for future mobility societies becomes very active. In this paper; development of simulation models of those new vehicles by Modelica is described. It became clear that such small vehicles tend to have reduced stability and handling ability than conventional vehicles. To cope with this problem; a benchmark study of designing vehicle control logic for an IWM (In-Wheel-Motor) vehicle was settled by Japanese society of automotive industries and academia. A brief description about this benchmark study is also given. At the end; requests to Modelica from Japanese automotive industries are described.


Future mobility vehicles; Stability and Handling Performance; Benchmark study


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