A novel approach to electric hybrid wheel-loader development and validation with digital engineering
The efficiency of electrified construction machinery is crucial; however, it is also important that the product development and validation process has the smallest negative impact on the environment. Digital engineering is vital in delivering hybrid and 100% electric off-highway machinery right-first-time. Avoiding extensive prototype testing and product iterations is not only cost-effective but also environmentally friendly. System simulations and digital twins are indispensable in turning the requirements into product performance predictions and analytics. They enable machine architecture selection, component sizing and V&V. Real-time driver-in-the-loop testing facilitates machine assessment without a prototype being available, and paves the way for virtual sign-off.