Whereas parliaments still debate on realizing collaboration between Europe and Japan, prostep ivip recently published the first part of the SmartSE Domain-specific Systems Engineering Application Architectures: Plant Modeling I/F Guidelines for Vehicle Development Model Exchange (download via this link or via prostep ivip Media Library).
It is the result of the collaboration between prostep ivip, the French Institute SystemX and the members of METI‘s MBD Group (Aisin, Azapa, Denso, Hitachi, Honda, Jatco, Mazda, Mitsubishi Electric, Nissan, Panasonic and Toyota), envisioned in their Collaboration Agreement signed in September this year.
About the Guideline itself
The Smart Systems Engineering (SmartSE) project within the prostep ivip Association aims to foster the industrial use of FMI by defining use cases and a process description to ensure a smooth process integration between the engineering disciplines and the collaborating partners.
In order to be able to react fast regarding the fast changing state-of-the-art and domain-specific demands, a new series of documents was set up. By this, in addition to the prostep ivip SmartSE Recommendation, domain-specific guidelines for e.g. powertrain, virtual ECUs etc. can be internationally provided in a fast-track process. This series is called “Domain-specific Systems Engineering Application Architectures”.
The now published guideline can be applied within powertrain development. It aims at expansion of the model distribution, the improvement of quality of reconciliation using models, and the development of human resources who can accomplish model based development in the automotive industry through consolidating model interfaces as a de facto standard at different layers including auto manufacturers, suppliers, and auto industry cluster. Furthermore, the vehicle model which conforms to this guideline is offered to promote this purpose.
Thus, this document
- is applied to systems, which own energy.
- defines the direction of energy flow.
- defines physical signals between subsystems and their directions and unit.
- provides a vehicle model that conforms to itself.
Thus, it complements the SmartSE Recommendation PSI 11 V2 and provides domain-specific practical application examples.