Future Powertrain Conference 2017 – 1st and 2nd March – National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull

Claytex exhibit and present at the Future Powertrain Conference 2017.

During the two day UK event, industry and academic experts within the powertrain development field are brought together to discuss the solutions to the challenges faced by the engineering industry in the UK and internationally over the next 10 years.

With multiple pressures pushing the industry to meet ever tighter emission regulations, the need to develop and implement new technology is increasing all the time and the inherent risks can only be mitigated by a better understanding of the technology.

To help strengthen the UK engineering community and to meet this challenge FPC2017 is being launched to bring together and help bridge the gap between scientists and engineers from the UK’s leading academic institutions and the best of the UK’s industry.

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On our stand, we will be showcasing our range of Systems Engineering Solutions including DymolaReqtify and rFpro.

We would recommend that you book a meeting prior to the event, as our technical team get incredibly busy during the exhibition. Book here


MORSE: Reducing physical testing in the calibration of diagnostic and driveability features

Session 8: Hybrids & Transmissions – Thursday 2nd March – 9:30


Automotive manufacturers are facing enormous pressure to increase the range of vehicles and technologies they offer in the market. In this highly competitive environment, advances in CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) including systems engineering, offer significant advantages over more traditional approaches such as physical testing. The Model Based Real-time Systems Engineering (MORSE) project enhances simulation based virtual engineering to support the development of new vehicles and technologies.

The MORSE project is a three-way collaboration between Ford, AVL and Claytex which aims to transfer significant OBD and driveability calibration tasks away from physical testing and into the virtual environment. To enable this, the project partners have developed a complete system consisting of a Powertrain Control Module (PCM) model/hardware (developed by Ford), sensor and actuator interfaces and vehicle network model (developed by Ford), which links to a HiL or SiL system running state-of-the-art physical models of both the engine and vehicle (developed by Claytex). This real-time system is then used to push the boundaries of virtual engineering to calibrate and validate both new engine diagnostic features and also to develop an automated process to calibrate driveability features that would normally require physical testing. Development of the driveability optimisation processes has relied upon AVL’s industry standard driveability software (AVL Drive) to assess the vehicle performance.

In this paper we will describe the technical approach taken in the MORSE project and present results from both desktop based (SiL) tests and the real-time HiL environment. The results presented demonstrate the potential impact of this project in terms of shifting product development efforts towards the virtual environment.


  1. Darlington – AVL Powertrain UK
  2. Renna – AVL Powertrain UK
  3. Dempsey – Claytex
  4. Picarelli – Claytex
  5. Gillot – Claytex
  6. Han – Claytex
  7. Gallarotti – Claytex
  8. Farid – Ford Motor Company
  9. Gallagher – Ford Motor Company

For more information and to register your attendance please visit: Future Powertrain Conference 2017

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