The human brain can process visual impressions more quickly and flexibly than pure acoustic impressions. That’s why HEAD Acoustics is displaying its sophisticated HEAD Visor beamforming system, which makes sounds and their sources visible. The system consists of a unique spiral array of microphones to localise sound sources, and three cameras to measure the exact distance to a noise source.
A joint venture between Amrita University and Automotive Test Systems, the Amrita Automotive Research & Technology Center (AARTC) works with the automotive industry in areas such as vehicle cooling and HVAC studies, road load data acquisition, emissions, simulation, NVH and multimode dynamics.
Even before a working prototype is ready, it’s still possible to begin testing ADAS with virtual test driving systems, such as those from IPG Automotive. At Automotive Testing Expo India 2018, the company will discuss how it develops innovative simulation solutions for vehicle development.
Planning a new test facility or test rig can be a daunting task. Engineers would rather get on with testing and not have to worry about design, constructing foundations and all the other aspects of developing a new facility. Thankfully, Automotive Testing Expo India 2018 exhibitor CFM Schiller is an expert in the development, manufacture and installation of test rigs and complete test facilities
Safe, reliable and pressure-tight connections can save time and money by boosting efficiency during leak and pressure tests and filling of gaseous material. WEH’s quick-release couplings allow for safe and easy pressure and leak testing during series production of automotive components.
As all automotive engineers know, the aerodynamic drag of EVs is a significant contributor to reducing energy consumption and extending the range of a vehicle per charge. This has never been more important than with the growing demand for electric and hybrid vehicles, where low drag coefficients are crucial.
For markets such as India, one aspect of automotive testing that is more crucial than in markets such as Europe is the effect of bright sunlight. BF Engineering is a leader in solar simulation and a specialist for crash test lighting.
Providing a wide range of experience in simulation, product validation, structural testing, data acquisition and analysis, vehicle handling and performance evaluation, as well as NVH and powertrain testing, Automotive Test Systems designs and develops its own test systems in Chennai, India.
The connected car is perhaps one of the biggest areas of automotive development right now, but testing connected vehicle applications is not easy. Not only is it difficult to set up and reproduce test conditions, but a limited number of test conditions can be achieved and safety/damage risks limit the work that can be done.
Recreating environmental conditions in the laboratory is the only way to test components properly before they enter the real world, but too many environmental chamber systems are not flexible when it comes to size.
For component and vehicle makers wanting to expand their market reach beyond national borders, it is absolutely critical that they meet universal test standards. And helping companies in India do just that is the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL), a constituent Board of the Quality Council of India.
Among the latest solutions for full-vehicle testing, test bench use, data acquisition, analysis and reporting on display at the Chennai Trade Centre this January will be several cutting-edge products from Germany-based company IMC.
Ensuring electrical tests are conducted to industry standards, such as ISO 16750, LV124, LV148 and ISO 7637, is highly critical for engineers testing automotive components. And with SIBO’s SIB 100-TS series linear precision four-quadrant power amplifiers for fast voltage and current signals, all curves relevant for those standards are stored within the integrated curve library.
Sound can often provide far more accurate analysis of a component’s structural integrity than any vision system. Therefore, RTE Akustik + Prüftechnik has developed a range of leading acoustic resonant technologies and NVH test solutions for high-volume component production, many of which will be exhibited at Automotive Testing Expo India 2018.
Capturing the action from various angles and heights is crucial for crash testing, and often requires connecting multiple high-speed cameras. Fortunately, Vision Research has introduced the Miro Junction Box 2.0 to make this connection process easier than ever. The original Miro Junction Box (JBox) connected up to six Phantom Miro cameras, but JBox 2.0 can connect six Miros, or up to four VEO cameras, or a combination of the two.
Semtech LDV, the latest portable emissions measurement system (PEMS) from Panatech Asia, is the culmination of 15 years’ experience in design, development and application. This fifth-generation PEMS addresses the new challenges and regulations for emissions testing, including UN/ECE Reg 49, Commission Regulation (EU) 582/2011, Regulation (EC) 715/2007 and US EPA 40 CFR part 1065.
Already common in vehicle safety testing, efficiency-increasing DTI (digital transducer interface) technology, which enables high-reliability, high-speed data capture and analysis, is now available for vehicle dynamics and durability testing. Kistler’s new KiRoad Performance system sets a new standard in road load data acquisition thanks to its DTI technology.
For visitors requiring a stress and trigger module for CAN FD, Göpel Electronic may well have the solution. The company’s new trigger module is capable of manipulating CAN/CAN FD communication, enabling accurate protocol tests. The functionality is available as an extended option for the Series 61 communication controllers.
To meet the requirements of passenger car and truck test applications, including durability, NVH, buzz, squeak and rattle, and inline production quality, MTS will debut a new line of durability-capable Model 320 ePost tyre-coupled road simulators, considerably expanding the application scope of the electrically actuated segment of its Model 320 system (four-poster) portfolio.
Showcasing not one but two new products at Automotive Testing Expo India 2018 is Accurate Technologies, which will launch version 5.1 of its VISION calibration and data acquisition software and new CAN-enabled variants of its EMX data acquisition modules.
Getting things up and down to temperature is a perennial problem for those
using environmental chambers. At Weiss Technik, the company’s new Clime Event and Heat
Event environmental chambers can reduce heating and cooling rates, saving on valuable
ValueCAN4 is the latest CAN FD, interface and automotive IoT platform product
from vehicle network tool expert, Intrepid Control Systems. To be unveiled at Automotive
Testing Expo India 2018, the system is a revolutionary high-quality tool solution for CAN FD.
ValueCAN4 is fully isolated from the PC, includes certified drivers and does not require
external power for the CAN transceiver.
Wireless technology offers so much more freedom and flexibility than testing
equipment tethered by cables, which is why DJB Instruments is using Automotive Testing
Expo India 2018 to unveil its new wireless piezoelectric accelerometer technology.
Despite what you may believe, data acquisition doesn’t necessarily require any
special boards, PC drivers or even a PC. The new ObserVR1000 from Vibration Research is a
fully autonomous data acquisition device that is specially designed and engineered to
provide reliable performance, accurate testing and user friendliness.