Development of the Variable Valve Control for the Lamborghini Aventador

Christian Corvino, Automobili Lamborghini SpA

This session shows how Lamborghini leverages the MathWorks tool-chain by integrating automatically generated C code into the parent standalone embedded project, implemented on the Freescale™ MPC55xx automotive microcontroller. The application is the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) control algorithm for the new Lamborghini Aventador engine control unit. After modeling the VVT system in Simulink using the energetic approach technique called Power Oriented Graphs and designing the controller, we used Fixed-Point Toolbox™ and Embedded Coder to generate the production C code. According to the V-diagram, some steps were completed before generating the code automatically. This approach saved time and cost within the validation process during the engine test bench. This challenging goal was achieved thanks to the simplicity of iterating the code generation process.

Product Focus

  • Simulink

Recorded: 17 Apr 2012