Euro NCAP has completed its workshop on approved test equipment for proving grounds. The results will be published soon in an official report in issue TB029 of the Technical Bulletin. As always, 4activeSystems was there with its soft crash targets and moving platforms – and it has announced numerous significant achievements that came out of the workshop.
The company’s 4activeFB-small mobile platform has been approved. The platform can officially be used in combination with VRUs like the EPTa and EPTc (pedestrian adult and child), EBT (bicyclist) and EMT (motorcycles), for testing up to 80km/h. 4activeSystems says it is delighted that its platform is listed on the NCAP supplier list for all VRUs and motorcycles.
“This platform is the best investment the automotive industry can possibly make for ADAS and AD testing. Customers don’t have to invest in two different platforms, one for pedestrians/bicyclists and one for motorcycles. 4a has the complete solution in a single platform,” said Bahaa Salhab, head of global sales and marketing at 4activeSystems.
Six NCAP labs across the world have also chosen the 4activeFB-small for official testing. Among them are ADAC in Germany; ALP.Lab in Austria; BASt in Germany; CSI in Italy; Idiada in Spain; and NARLabs in Taiwan.
Moreover, 4activeSystems’ car target for C2C testing – the 4activeC2 – is officially listed as a global vehicle target (GVT). It is certified not only for homologation testing with the 4activeFB-large but also in combination with other platforms, such as the ABD GST100. According to the supplier, its soft car target is well known for its lightweight design, easy assembly, cost-effectiveness and ease of transportation compared with other targets on the market.
Furthermore, due to their quality and compliance, several of 4activeSystems’ dummies remain on the NCAP supplier list. The company claims that its pedestrian, cyclist and motorcycle are the only dummies on the market worldwide compliant with all NCAP and ISO requirements.
At the latest NCAP workshop, it was also agreed that the motorcycle target will receive a minor upgrade. The wheels on the existing target will be replaced with new wheels that contain a micro-Doppler device that replicates a rotating wheel. The control/triggering of the rotating wheels will be undertaken automatically by 4a via the mobile platform, without any additional equipment.