Reduce Cost of Testing Your Body and Chassis ECUs with HIL

As vehicles have become more connected and automated, body and chassis systems have completely transformed. The complexity and number of electronic control units (ECUs) continue to expand—from active suspension and emergency steering to seat control, rear-view mirror ECUs integrated with infotainment systems, and passive safety systems such as airbags or seat belts. Engineers need a fast and accurate way to test functionality while eliminating potential failure points before production starts:


  • Adapt to inevitable changes in signal lists and I/O requirements
  • Conduct fault insertion and signal conditioning
  • Integrate models, third-party devices, and toolkits to accurately simulate the full system

Validate body and chassis ECUs

Validate body and chassis ECUs

Learn How to Test Rapidly with a Flexible HIL Solution

NI’s modular hardware helps you perform HIL testing to validate embedded software on automotive body and chassis components. In this demo, we test a truck mirror ECU using a flexible HIL solution to quickly adapt to changing requirements.

Solution Advantages

“By using NI’s highly adaptable ecosystem, we were able to scale from the electric parking brake HIL tester to the durability tester that helped a global automotive brake manufacturer substantially reduce its nonrecurring engineering costs.”

–Todd VanGilder, Sr. Vice President of Business Development, Genuen

Build Your Solution with the NI Ecosystem

NI offers a variety of solution integration options customized to your application-specific requirements. You can use your own internal integration teams for full system control or leverage the expertise of NI and our worldwide NI Partner Network to obtain a turnkey solution.

NI Partner Network

The NI Partner Network is a global community of domain, application, and overall test development experts working closely with NI to meet the needs of the engineering community. NI Partners are trusted solution providers, systems integrators, consultants, product developers, and services and sales channel experts skilled across a wide range of industries and application areas.

Services and Support

NI partners with you throughout the life cycle of your application by delivering training, technical support, consultation and integration services, and maintenance programs. Accelerate your learning with our company-specific and geographic user groups. Build proficiency with online and in-person training options.

Body and Chassis HIL System Solution Brochure

Discover how NI's body and chassis solutions offer you the power to easily customize a test system to fit your specific needs. By using a modular architecture, you can easily upgrade your test system to be future-proof and meet the requirements of the most demanding embedded software test applications.