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For more than 40 years, NI has developed automated test and automated measurement systems that help engineers solve the world’s toughest challenges. Let’s work together to find creative solutions to help your organization succeed today, tomorrow, and for the next 100 years.



Accelerate the Path to Vision Zero


Together, we can create a more sustainable future for mobility— without shortcuts. NI can help you ensure quality and accelerate time to market. Let’s turn test into your enabler of performance and strategic advantage. Using our automotive test systems, we create a common digital thread of data across the product life cycle to deliver analytics and insights that help you optimize performance – getting you to market faster while ensuring quality.


Electric Vehicles


NI has solutions for high-fidelity, real-time modeling to validate rapidly changing inverter and battery designs and perform high-volume battery production test.


EV Battery Pack/Module Test:

NI designed the Battery Test System (BTS) to enable you to stay ahead of requirement churn and quickly respond to test needs and consumer demands. The BTS helps you manage your lab more efficiently and move faster to meet schedules by increasing test coverage, improving battery safety, and reducing the total cost of test.


Increase Agility: Respond quickly to rapidly changing test requirements and maintain pace with industry and technology advances.

Optimize Efficiency: Enhance equipment configuration, test monitoring, data collection, and results reporting with integrated enterprise-level system and data management options.

Reduce Test Development Time: Easily modify and upgrade your system with flexible software configurations with NI’s modular I/O approach. Leverage standardized cycler, chamber, and other interfaces with a hardware abstraction layer to rapidly switch out equipment.

Mitigate Risk: Reduce the risk of damage to high-end lab equipment while increasing safety by using seamlessly integrated third-party models to simulate tests with expensive assets.


Electric Drive Test: Aggressive schedules, rapidly changing test requirements and third-party equipment/model integration are just some of the challenges EV powertrain engineering teams are facing in the race to design traction inverters and motors with higher efficiency and faster torque response. These challenges have created a demand for flexible test systems that can adapt to changing requirements and enable engineers to test earlier in the design cycle, thus reducing the cost of expensive road tests.


Innovate Faster: Open software enables parameterization of models from common third-party suppliers, including MathWorks Simulink® software, on NI FPGAs in real-time for vehicle, battery, electro-mechanical motor component simulation, and/or power electronics emulation.

Adapt to Changing Requirements: Flexible hardware scales with your requirements. Seamlessly add more measurement or control I/O, and quickly integrate NI or third-party power electronics hardware when moving from signal-level to power-level/eDyno testing.

Avoid Costly Downtime: Digital twin modelling of the test cell to simulate tests before introducing expensive power electronics capital equipment in order to avoid costly failures and maximize safety.

Mitigate Resource Constraints: NI offers a broad spectrum of services to help meet aggressive program schedules, whether it’s quick assistance over phone or email or longer-term support with on-site integration or development assistance.


ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles


NI offers test systems and IP that validate sensor and software performance with the entire vehicle, testing realistic scenarios in which cars sense and react to their environment.


ADAS and Autonomous Driving Validation Test:

Replacing the humadn driver is key to transitioning form ADAS to autonomous vehicles. With this comes the promise of more productivity, comfort and most importantly safety. But the feeling of uneasiness remains as failure puts lives and reputations at risk. This compelx challenge requires testin to account for infinite real-world scenarios.




High-Bandwidth In-Vehicle Data Logging for ADAS and AD:

Advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) test engineers record sensor and ground truth data during road testing to verify sensor capabilities and train ADAS and autonomous vehicle (AV) algorithms. Autonomous driving (AD) software demands multiple high-bandwidth sensors, driving exponential data volume and movement growth. To cost-effectively keep up with technology, today’s data-recording solutions must be simultaneously high-performance, forward-thinking, and adaptable.


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Synchronization: Provide microsecond-level accuracy for sensor and vehicle network interfaces.

Changing and Evolving Requirements: Adapt to evolving vehicle technology for current and future regulatory requirements.

Data Volume: Manage data capture in GB/s and store hundreds of terabytes per day and vehicle while still being able to visualize data during road testing.

Data Quality and Cost: Precisely measure I/O, lossless data handling, and data reduction at the beginning of the data life cycle.

Integrated System: Eliminate multiple disparate sensors recording solutions to avoid installation complexity and decrease the risk of failure.


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