Optimising EV Powertrains for the Next-Generation of Commercial and Autonomous Vehicles

Improved EV powertrains for commercial vehicles can significantly reduce total cost of ownership Eliminating the driver in an autonomous vehicle subjects the powertrain to narrower operating conditions and places greater focus on comfort, resulting in smaller motors and a lighter drivetrain   Leamington Spa, UK, 29th November 2018 – Drive System Design (DSD) will present…

DSD launches suite of drivetrain control solutions: Infinite Control

The offering enables OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers to deliver new concepts quicker Enables Tier 2 suppliers to move up the value-chain through expansion of in-house control capability via knowledge transfer The flexible, modular and platform independent software packages can take a concept through to production readiness Infinite Control will be showcased for the first…

Novel method for Electrified Powertrain analysis significantly reduces weight, size and cost

Evaluating the entire system as opposed to components individually leads to fully optimised solutions Leamington Spa, UK, 11th September 2018 – A novel simulation and analysis tool will optimise the design of electric vehicle powertrains, significantly improving cost, performance and packaging. Developed by leading driveline engineering consultancy Drive System Design (DSD), the tool enables the…

New integrated approach to hybrid e-motor design provides improved performance, packaging and weight benefits

Custom designed e-machine maximizes the potential of 48V hybrid architecture while simplifying calibration demands and improving system efficiency Leamington Spa, UK, May 03rd 2018 – Powertrain engineering specialist, Drive System Design (DSD) will highlight how the design of a bespoke e-machine can unlock the benefits of P2 hybrid arrangement (where the motor is positioned between…

Novel Fluid Simulation Software Enables Longer Range for EVs

New Computational Fluid Dynamics methodology enables more efficient drivetrain design, reducing drag losses by up to 30%   Leamington Spa, UK, 27th February 2018 – Driveline engineering consultancy, Drive System Design (DSD), has partnered with software specialists Altair and FluiDyna to develop and enhance a novel computer modelling technique, nanoFluidX, that significantly improves the analysis…

Drive System Design to Share EV Range Extension Techniques at Transmission Symposium

Novel designs, new modelling techniques and the benefits of a full systems approach to be presented Leamington Spa, UK, 24th November 2017 – Drive System Design (DSD) will present three technical papers at the 16th International CTI Symposium, held in Berlin from 5-6 December. The papers reflect the cutting-edge developments made by DSD as it…

Major Investment at DSD Hybrid and Electric Driveline Facility

Test facility expansion continues with £500,000 commitment on Torque Pulse Simulator and Battery Emulator Leamington Spa, UK, 9 November 2017 – Driveline engineering specialist Drive System Design (DSD) is continuing to expand its test capabilities. As part of the development a 450kW highly transient ETPS machine (Engine Torque Pulse Simulator) is being installed. DSD has…

Drive System Design Expands Electrified Powertrain Capability

Accelerated adoption of hybrid and electric vehicles drives significant investment in facilities, recruitment and skills development Leamington Spa, UK, 30th August 2017 – Award-winning engineering specialist Drive System Design (DSD) has announced further investment to expand its electrified powertrain capability, enabling the consultancy to design, test and develop entire EV powertrains. The company has enhanced…

Transmission and Driveline Specialist Expands in USA

Leading consultancy extends control engineering capability at Michigan office Farmington Hills, MI, USA, August 16th 2017 – Drive System Design (DSD) Inc. has further enhanced its control engineering capabilities with the appointment of Jason Schneider to the position of Senior Control Engineer. Schneider will spearhead the development of a transmission and driveline control group for…