Honeywell’s OnRAMP Design Suite can help auto makers improve fuel economy, reduce material costs, and minimize warranty costs by optimizing powertrain controls. All of these benefits can be realized while also significantly reducing development time compared to traditional solutions.
Honeywell recently hosted key influencers and advanced control experts from leading global vehicle makers including Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Caterpillar, John Deere, and Harley-Davidson, along with a number of universities at the recently concluded Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress in Detroit. Anna Stefanopoulou, director of Automotive Research Center and distinguished mechanical engineering professor at the University of Michigan, provided an engaging talk on advanced controls within the automotive industry. Stefanopoulou highlighted several improvements to comply with more stringent regulations which have been realized through advanced controls. Her team are users of Honeywell’s OnRAMP Design Suite and apply it in their research and development.
The OnRAMP suite of programs has been used by several Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) to analyze and solve complex powertrain challenges, including: