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    Home : Solutions : Automotive : Electrical and Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Systems

Automotive: Electrical and Hybrid-Electric

Maplesoft's suite of engineering tools supports the modeling and analysis of electric vehicle systems, such as powertrains, electric motors, generators, and batteries. These tools allow engineers to easily combine the multi-domain systems required in electric and hybrid-electric vehicles into a single model. Unlike the time and effort typically required to develop high-fidelity system models using traditional simulation tools, Maplesoft's next-generation graphical tools for model development and analysis dramatically reduce the time and cost of up-front analysis, virtual prototyping, and parameter optimization of system designs.

Maple and MapleSim are used extensively for modeling complex multi-domain systems. The product suite also includes tools for easily transferring work into an existing design toolchain, such as MATLAB® and Simulink®, and is especially useful for hardware-in-the-loop simulations.


High-performance multi-domain modeling and simulation.
The essential technical computing software for today’s automotive engineers.
Global Optimization Toolbox
Global Optimization Toolbox
World-class optimization technology in an intuitive environment. Ideal for parameter estimation, model fitting and controller tuning.

MapleSim Simulink Connector
MapleSim Connector
Automatic generation of Simulink® S-functions from MapleSim models. The generated ANSI-C code is compatible with Simulink® Coder™ for simulation on supported platforms such as dSPACE, xPC Target, and B&R Automation Studio Target for Simulink®.
MapleSim Control Design Connector
MapleSim Control Design Toolbox
A solid set of essential control design tools that extend MapleSim's exceptional plant modeling capabilities to support control design.
MapleSim LabVIEW Connector
MapleSim™ Connector for LabVIEW™ and NI VeriStand™ Software
Automatic generation of LabVIEW™ user-code blocks for fast execution within LabVIEW™ and the LabVIEW™ real-time platform.
MapleSim Connector for dSpace
MapleSim Connector for dSPACE® Systems
With the MapleSim Connector for dSPACE® Systems, you can streamline your development process by automatically converting your high-performance, high-fidelity MapleSim models into real-time applications running on a dSPACE platform.
MapleSim Tire Component Library
MapleSim Tire Component Library
The MapleSim Tire Component Library provides MapleSim users with industry standard tire force model components such as Fiala, Calspan, and Pacejka’s magic tire formula.
MapleSim Driveline Component Library
MapleSim Driveline Component Library
The MapleSim Driveline Component Library is a collection of components, transmission sub-assemblies, and complete powertrain examples that show the use of these components in driveline applications.
Identify optimal design parameters for complex Maple and MapleSim design problems. (Third-party product)

Sample Applications
Simple Hybrid Electric Vehicle Optimization

Simple Electric Vehicle


User Stories
High Fidelity, High Performance Battery Models Help Manufacturers Build Greener Cars

High Fidelity, High Performance Battery Models Help Manufacturers Build Greener Cars

The automotive industry requires computationally efficient, high-fidelity battery models for their electric vehicle development.

Automotive Battery Model Gives Better Results

Automotive battery model gives better results

Creating an electrical and thermal model of a lead-acid automotive battery.

Modeling and simulation of vehicle dynamics for better design process

Modeling and simulation of vehicle dynamics for better design process

Exploring new design frontiers in the automotive industry.

High Fidelity, High Performance Battery Models Help Manufacturers Build Greener Cars
Automotive battery model gives better results
Modeling and simulation of vehicle dynamics for better design process

John McPhee talking about HEV Vehicles and the need for sophisticated models
John McPhee talking about his work with Toyota

Automotive Resources
Recorded Webinar Series: Simplifying Advanced Engineering Modeling with MapleSim
Blog: Hardware-in-the-Loop Vehicle Stability Control Test Application with MapleSim and LabVIEW
Blog: A battery isn’t just a voltage source
Press release: GM and Maplesoft to Collaborate on Electric Vehicle Technologies at the University of Waterloo
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