Comparison of Toyota Prius Plug-in version Field Tests to Renewable Energy Vehicle Simulator Predictions
Several vehicle component modules will be developed as part of this project to validate if the proposed approach can be used to develop a comprehensive vehicle simulator that can meet expected design criteria. The proof-of-concept simulator will be developed to be able to address all requirements. Furthermore, the proposed vehicle simulator libraries will be developed to enable the use of the simulator to model various vehicle configurations, including plug-in hybrid in parallel configuration. Because all the vehicle components source code is available, it remains that the simulator can be adapted to model any vehicle systems and avoid the “black box” approach of commercial vehicle simulation software.