Drivability Testing for Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Performed drivability testing for an EV on a chassis dynamometer to assess factors like hesitation, stumble, bucking harshness, surge, VDV (Vibration Dose Value). Operated the vehicle for NYCC, US06 drive cycle, acceleration test, pedal crowd tests. Instrumented the vehicle with accelerometers, pedal position sensors & encoder connected to SoMat eDAQ for data acquisition. Processed the data using Matlab & Simulink. Calculated the transmission shift quality, performance feel, customer perceived overall vehicle quality based on SAE J1635 ratings.