Paving the Way for Electromobility


• Innovative products distinguished

• dSPACE's battery simulator paves the way for electromobility

Paderborn, December 9, 2011 dSPACE, a solutions provider for embedded controls development headquartered in Paderborn, Germany, has been granted an award for its exceptional achievement in the development of automotive battery systems.

An international jury consisting of members from automotive companies such as Lotus, Toyota Motorsport, Ginetta, Cayman Dynamics and Spyker awarded this year's "Hardware Innovation of the Year" prize to dSPACE.

With dSPACE's products, the high-voltage batteries of electrical vehicles can be simulated with extremely exact precision. This technology pioneers the way for electric mobility that is designed for everyday use.

"dSPACE is a relatively young company that has consistently pushed the boundaries," summarized jury member Keith Read. "Its simulation of high-voltage batteries - something the automotive industry really needs as it pushes EV development - is a classic example.”

The products that were the decisive factor behind dSPACE receiving the award are being used by over 20 international automobile manufacturers and suppliers worldwide to develop hybrid and electrical vehicles.

Facts About dSPACE

dSPACE is the world’s leading provider of hardware and software tools for developing and testing sophisticated electronic control systems. For over 20 years, dSPACE’s high-quality, off-the-shelf software and hardware tools have empowered engineers to design and innovate, while dramatically reducing development times and cost. dSPACE’s pioneering products ∠such as the automatic production code generator TargetLink, MicroAutoBox rapid prototyping systems, and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulators ∠have become de-facto standards for developing electronics in the automotive sector. They are also having a great impact in the aerospace and commercial vehicle / off-highway industries, electric drives technology, medical engineering, industrial automation, and other fields. Academia uses dSPACE technology to nurture engineering talent. Through its headquarters in Paderborn, Germany, as well as its global network of project centers, subsidiaries (including Wixom, MI, USA) and distributors, dSPACE and its staff of 900+ support new technologies all over the world. To learn more, visit