The development of a rolling chassis prototype

Component and system development for electric vehicles poses special challenges for manufacturers. In addition to significantly increased requirements for service life and NVH (Noise / Vibration / Harshness), the topic of energy efficiency and controllability plays a central role.

The CEVOLVER activities are an integral part of a larger development project at Bosch. Aspects of the requirements – both user & system level – worked out in CEVOLVER as well as important parts of the system architecture and partitioning are being incorporated into the development of a rolling chassis prototype. This allows for a quick and efficient validation for the CEVOLVER features and functions.
As part of a development alliance with the chassis and automotive technology expert Benteler, Bosch is demonstrating how its products for electric vehicles can be integrated with the rolling chassis prototype. A first generation (see film) of this rolling chassis prototype offers the possibility to optimize the interaction of drive, brake and steering on X-domain level and to make adjustments and changes quickly and with little effort.

A full body version will be ready for initial operation by the end of 2020. This provides the necessary basis to implement and test CEVOLVER solutions for an extended and/or optimized powertrain strategy within the Bosch vehicle control unit.

Check out the Bosch video about the rolling chassis prototype!