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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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Automated Testing Worldwide

Test Cloud Controller and Test Case Generator are now available under a license model

Now available in a license model: The Test Cloud Controller and the Test Case Generator from MicroNova. The new solutions significantly increase the efficiency of the testing process and make it easier to handle the increasing number of tests for new functions in areas such as autonomous driving and car-to-X (C2X) communication.

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Flexible and reliable testing of BMS with NovaCarts systems

Battery Management Systems (BMS) play a central role in powering electric and hybrid vehicles, which makes validating them reliably a must for automobile manufacturers. The NovaCarts BMS test systems offer ideal conditions for this thanks to their hardware and software-based simulations.

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Consulting for Testing Solutions: "Success requires more than good testing processes"

MicroNova expands its consulting services in the Testing Solutions business unit. The new range of consulting services supports companies across the board in all challenges relating to test processes and management.

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Data Management Apps: MicroNova knows the "Cluu"

The handling of extensive and complex data sets poses increasing challenges for companies. MicroNova can help: Based on the Cluu application platform, the experts have developed an application that can manage and monitor the complete test cycle of ECU protection.

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NovaCarts goes Automotive Ethernet

Automotive Ethernet is the communication cornerstone for data-intensive applications when it comes to driver assistance, autonomous driving and infotainment in the latest generation of vehicles. As a member of the OPEN Alliance, MicroNova plays its part in developing BroadR-Reach technology.

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Test Cloud Controller: Automatic switching of HiL resources worldwide

The increasing specialization in testing increasingly requires the separation of test case creation and execution. MicroNova's Test Cloud Controller (TCC) automates the worldwide distribution of orders to free resources. This relieves the test engineers and improves the utilization of existing HiL systems.

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Autonomous driving: Ethical and technical implications

The development of increasingly autonomous vehicles has various effects, both moral and technical. The Federal Government's Ethics Committee has therefore defined principles for automated and networked vehicles. This article provides an overview of the technical consequences, especially for automotive testing and the NovaCarts XiL platform as a basis for the new test requirements.

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EXAM 4.4

Roles & rights in the center

Release 4.4 focuses on the role and rights concept, which offers new options for managing test content and assigning rights to individual users.


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EXAM 4.3

New features for more ease of use

Release 4.3 contains numerous new functions, which above all provide more "usability" for test execution and result analysis.

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New architecture and domain-oriented data model

A completely new architecture facilitates the use of EXAM at locations all over the world; the business data model once again significantly increases the performance of EXAM.

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