APAS – Automated Powerunit Architecture Selection and Control Strategy Generation

This IDE funded project aims to develop capability to model and simulate powerunit systems and controllers for a variety of architectures. These models are then used to assess attribute performance, which in turn then optimises the vehicle architecture to meet a set of targets and requirements.

Collaborative Partners

McLaren Automotive (Lead)
University of Bath
Ricardo UK Ltd

IDE people

Samuele De Guido

Monitoring Officer

total project spend

Two PhD students from the University of Bath will work in close connection with McLaren Automotive and Ricardo to:


  • Develop software that allows multiple attributes to be assessed for a single vehicle model, and the architecture to be modified based on these results.


  • Develop enabling technologies and advanced control and optimisation approaches to allow for the optimum definition of a vehicle powertrain architecture.

An IDE Funded Project

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