UK-based AB Dynamics has delivered its 1,000th robot system to the American Center for Mobility (ACM) in Willow Run, Michigan.
ACM, a national facility for connected and automated vehicle (CAV) research, testing, product development, validation and certification, has purchased a suite of test equipment from AB Dynamics, including the Guided Soft Target platform and a driving robot system comprising the SR60 Torus steering robot and CBAR600 pedal robot.
According to Jeff Rupp, chief technical officer at ACM, the equipment will enable the
company to deliver testing and research both for internal use and on behalf of its customers.
“We chose AB Dynamics’ products because of its strong reputation for supplying robust, reliable and easy to use equipment with the intention that it will make testing simpler and more efficient. Our customers identified the GST and driving robots as high-priority items, having successfully used AB Dynamics equipment elsewhere,” Rupp said.
AB Dynamics has been supplying robots for more than 20 years, with some of the first steering robots supplied still in use today. Since then, its product range has expanded, to include a variety of models designed for more complex testing within vehicle dynamics, durability testing and ADAS development, along with some that exceed the requirements for tests such as the NHTSA Fishhook, FMVSS 126 / Reg13H sine-dwell and many other industry standards.