Virtual Test Drive in the Application Process of ESP®-Systems to Ensure Performance and Robustness

  • Albert Lutz
  • Fabien Macaire
  • Walter My
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 196)


Vehicle dynamics simulation is a well established tool in the function development and in software testing of ESP®—the Electronic Stability Program. Due to an increase of vehicle variants, additional ESP® features, legal requirements and the pressure to increase the overall efficiency in the development process vehicle dynamics simulation is becoming more and more a part of the ESP® application process. For this purpose increased requirements of the simulation models, the set-up process of the simulation environment and finally the test cases have to be met. This paper describes the ESP® specific simulation methods, the environment and the related process between OEM and supplier to set-up and run the simulation platform commonly. Examples are presented which are applied in two phases in the application process. One is the frontloading process to set-up an initial mature software (SW) supported with simulation. The other one is the handling of projects with a large amount of vehicle variants. In both cases simulation is used to ensure the performance and robustness of the overall vehicle and ESP® system.


ESC ESP® Application process Simulation Sine with dwell test 



A special thank you to all Bosch colleagues around the world for supporting the simulation activities. Their efforts in analyzing tool developments and simulation results have been indispensable to the success of these activities. Of course, also big credit is due to the Bosch management for motivating and supporting the simulation teams, especially to mention is Dr. Liebemann, Mr. Liersch, Mr. Villemin and Mr. Langhorst.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Robert Bosch GmbHStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Robert Bosch (France) SASSt ouenFrance
  3. 3.Robert Bosch (Australia) Pty. LtdMelbourneAustralia

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