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Modular environment simulation for ECU tests

MicroNova offers comprehensive services around the topic of modeling.

Time constraints in vehicle development? No problem: Simulation models enable early and extensive ECU tests on the HiL system – even before all prototypes are available.

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Cyber-safe on the data highway

MicroNova supports automotive manufacturers in the implementation of new UNECE regulations

Cyber security for vehicles: Together with SecOps Solutions GmbH, MicroNova ist supporting automotive manufacturers and suppliers in the implementation of new UNECE regulations.

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Continuous Testing at Porsche

With the "CI Testing Tool Chain", Porsche AG reaches a new level in test automation.

The EXAM Test Case Generator together with the Cluu application platform, ensures efficient test processes despite large amounts of data.

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vECU: Testing more efficiently

Virtual test bench for safeguarding a steering control unit

Electronic control units for automotive applications are becoming increasingly complex - accordingly, new strategies are required for securing the software.

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HiL: BMS testing with cell controller simulation

ElringKlinger relies on NovaCarts for testing battery management systems

As part of its transformation from component supplier to systems partner, ElringKlinger is expanding its portfolio to include new products and solutions. This includes, for example, the development of a battery management system (BMS), i.e. the electronic control unit for traction batteries. ElringKlinger has selected the software and systems vendor MicroNova as its partner for the validation of…

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Test of Fuel Cell Control Units

MicroNova and Smart Testsolutions are combining their test technologies for fuel cell controllers.

MicroNova's HiL platform "NovaCarts Fuel Cell" supports manufacturers, suppliers and service providers worldwide in reliably safeguarding electronic control units in the development process. The HiL simulator was developed for comprehensive testing of control units for fuel cells: NovaCarts Fuel Cell simulates the entire fuel cell stack as well as the environment of the associated ECU in the…

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“NovaCarts Shift-by-Wire” provides maximum testing flexibility

MicroNova develops HiL system for gear selector ECUs of various vehicle projects for Audi

“MicroNova has shown us how well existing knowhow can be applied using NovaCarts HiL systems. We obtained results which even the ECU manufacturer considered impossible.”, Christopher Schepp, Department "Development Drive Sensors", Audi AG.

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Artificial Intelligence for Companies

Making operational processes significantly more efficient with AI applications

The basis for taking business decisions is often inadequate because the necessary information is not available in an appropriate form. All the necessary data is in fact present – it just needs to be made usable.

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NovaCarts Virtual for Connected Mixed Reality

Faster and more cost-effective validation of ECUs in mixed test environments

The use of so-called Connected Mixed Reality (CMR) is a solution approach to accelerate development and functional testing while ensuring high quality throughout the entire development cycle. This involves a test environment of real and simulated ECUs that is adapted to the respective test task.

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Safety standard ISO 26262

Functional safety in automotive development

With its own expertise and in cooperation with experienced partners, MicroNova offers automotive companies a market-ready solution with the EXAM ISO 26262 QKit Plug-in for Functional Safety and also provides comprehensive consulting services.

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EXAM 4.8: Versioning and new Functions

The free tool contains all previous features as well as additional interfaces and new functions.

The latest version EXAM 4.8 is once again available for distribution. This means that users outside the VW Group can also download the test automation solution from and use it free of charge. As usual, the tool is available under a freeware license, while the core libraries are available as open source. Moreover, new licensed extensions make EXAM even more versatile. There…

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Optimal Use of Artificial Intelligence

MicroNova offers a wide range of services in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Science and Machine Learning (ML). Get more information about our AI services.

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Safe Battery Storage and Transportation

NovaCarts Charger enables batteries to be placed in a secure state for transportation and storage

All batteries currently used in electric cars have one thing in common: certain precautions must be taken to maintain their quality for as long as possible during storage and to transport them safely to their destinations. For example, regularly charging batteries to their maximum residual capacity prevents their service life shortening. Lithium batteries in particular, which are frequently used…

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Automotive Expertise for Wind Energy

Enercon GmbH relies on solutions from MicroNova for the development of wind turbines

Wind energy is one of the most environmentally friendly energy sources. Wind turbines are becoming more widespread and their technological development is advancing at a rapid pace. As product cycles in this industry are becoming ever shorter – similar to what is happening in the automotive sector – manufacturers are looking for ways to make development more efficient and faster. Modern and…

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EXAM UserDay 2019 Recap

The upcoming EXAM version and exiting projects were the focus of this year´s meeting of EXAM users

In previous years the annual UserDay had been held at VW or Audi, i.e. in Wolfsburg or Ingolstadt. This year’s meeting was hosted by MicroNova for the first time. At the company’s head office in Vierkirchen, CEO Orazio Ragonesi together with Martin Bayer, Director Testing Solutions, and Christoph Menhorn, Head of Test Automation, welcomed the approx. 60 participants and opened the afternoon. In…

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Fuel Cells and E-Fuels

NovaCarts supports automotive manaufacturers to efficiently test alternative powertain technologies

The increasing scarcity of living space and rising real estate prices are driving more and more people out of the cities and into the surrounding regions. However, public transport connections are so far failing to keep up with this trend: high prices, delays, cancellations and overcrowding ensure that most commuters still drive to work by car. The resulting increase in pollutant emissions –…

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Optimize Development Processes with Continuous Integration

New EXAM plug-ins enable continuous testing of control unit software

In the area of ECU development, the continuous increase in vehicle functions raises the complexity and thus the demands on test tools and test automation. The further development of autonomous driving technology and the increase in the number of Car2X functions make it necessary to test an ever-greater variety of scenarios. The development cycles in software programing have become much shorter…

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Complete Simulation of Electric Machines

Powerful test systems from MicroNova for various electric motor technologies

Different electric motor technologies require high-performance test systems for validation. This requires extensive simulations consisting of hard- and software.

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BMS Expertise for China

MicroNova's experts provide insights into the company's China strategy

Electric mobility is booming in Europe, but the greatest growth potential is currently in the Chinese market. The software and systems house MicroNova specializes, among other things, in the testing of electric motors and battery management systems. Martin Bayer, Head of Testing Solutions, and Franz Dengler, Senior Technical Expert HiL Simulation, present MicroNova’s China strategy and explain the…

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EXAM UserDay 2018

Exciting use cases and new products took center stage at the EXAM UserDay 2018

On October 24, 2018, the participants at theUserDay in Wolfsburg received a comprehensive update on EXAM: In addition to the roadmap for the test automation solution, the presentations and discussions focused on new products for the efficient use of EXAM, as well as interesting use cases.

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