Horiba recently launched its new Mobile Efficient Dynamic Altitude Simulator (MEDAS), which can be used to optimize performance and emissions in engine development. The system was developed in cooperation with the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain.
Altitudes of up to 6,000m can be simulated inside the system. It can also map real driving situations with maximum precision – without the need for costly, time-consuming tests at different locations. The system offers a solution for a wide bandwidth of differently sized internal combustion engines. It allows the global comparison of test results across different altitudes above sea level as well as the simulation of altitude-dependent route profiles as required by emission legislature.
Stefan Bender, general manager, automotive test systems, Horiba Europe, said, “The mapping of real driving situations in the laboratory is gaining in importance for manufacturers worldwide. However systems available on the market up to now are too large and are neither flexible nor sufficiently precise or dynamic.
“Also, they consume too much energy. With MEDAS, we offer our customers an innovative, portable solution which ensures that an internal combustion engine can be optimized promptly and reliably to meet the current certification standards.”
July 19, 2016