ACE unveils remote climactic wind tunnel testing capability

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ACE, the commercial automotive research, development and innovation center at Ontario Tech University, says it has developed the capability to undertake remote monitoring of tests in its climactic wind tunnel.

This capability, it notes, will enable clients to complete testing even if they are unable to be on-site at its facilities. This is particularly useful given the current Covid-19 situation, but the organization also believes that clients may see value in remote testing beyond the immediate future.

According to ACE, customers will still send their vehicles to the facility, either fully instrumented or provided with sufficient lead time for ACE to install instrumentation. However, personnel do not need to be in attendance – instead they are provided with video and data feeds to allow for control and monitoring of the test session.

There are three main components to the testing feed, a live video feed, real-time data and live conferencing from the wind tunnel control room, as highlighted in the video above:

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