US-based global supplier of high-performance test systems, motion simulators and sensors, MTS Systems used this year’s Automotive Testing Expo Europe to announce the commissioning of a Flat-Trac Handling Roadway at the Research Institute for Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart (FKFS).
FKFS will deploy the roadway to enable faster evaluation of vehicle performance during innumerable real-world driving scenarios. The multi-axial simulation system has been engineered to subject complete or partial vehicles to a full spectrum of maneuvers in controlled and repeatable laboratory settings.
“Rapidly increasing vehicle complexity, the advent of autonomous and electric cars, and intensifying global competition pose significant challenges for today’s vehicle dynamists,” said Jeffrey Graves, president and CEO, MTS Systems. “The Flat-Trac Handling Roadway will provide FKFS and their customers a more agile, laboratory-based approach to mobility R&D, helping them assess and validate vehicle performance and new technologies far more quickly than with conventional proving ground methods alone.”