German federal highway research institute BASt has bought AB Dynamics’ SR15 steering robot and CBAR (combined brake and accelerator robot), which means that all seven of the EuroNCAP laboratories now have AB Dynamics’ driving robots.
The products that BASt is now using are the SR15 robot, a lightweight steering robot which allows quick installation to the steering wheel rim without removing the airbag, and the CBAR, a single actuator which can control the throttle and brakes.
These robots can be used either as standalone devices or in combination with one another to allow more complex tests to be performed, such as braking in bend or braking during a lane change.
BASt is also using AB Dynamics’ sophisticated path-following system, which uses positional feedback from a GPS-corrected inertial measurement unit to enable the robots to drive a vehicle along a specified path with a high level of accuracy. The equipment will be used in testing AEB (autonomous emergency brake) and aLSS (lane system support) systems on new cars.
Outside of Europe, AB Dynamics also supplies driving robots to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the USA, Transport Canada and test labs working for JNCAP in Japan, KNCAP in Korea and CNCAP in China.
AB Dynamics will be exhibiting at Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2016 at stand 1346. Make sure you purchase your ticket, now!
April 26, 2016