“It’s been another record year,” said Graham Johnson, managing director of UKIP Media & Events, organizer of Automotive Testing Expo in Novi, Michigan, USA. “More exhibitors than ever before have attracted more visitors than ever before. Almost 6,000 attendees! We’ve seen more new product launches than ever, too. The need for better, faster, more accurate component and full-vehicle test and validation technologies is clearly greater than ever.”
Exhibitors responded by unveiling a number of exciting technology debuts live on the show floor, as exemplified by National Instruments, which demonstrated several new test solutions for the autonomous vehicle market. These included its advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) radar test solution for performing RF measurements and target simulation for radar sensors; a HIL simulator based on the company’s new SLSC open architecture for switches, loads and signal conditioning; and a direct injector control module (DCM) for driving and controlling any type of injector.
“From concept to production, these test solutions can help reduce cost across all stages of vehicle development and future-proof test systems against rapidly expanding test requirements,” said Chad Chesney, vice president of data acquisition and embedded systems at National Instruments. “Customers gain the cost benefits of commercial off-the-shelf tools and the breadth of measurement and control capabilities to help them maximize test coverage.”
On the Circuit Check booth, the developer of test, automation and interfacing solutions for electronics and electromechanical devices announced the release and installation of its CCI 6000 Series rotary table handler at an OEM customer’s in-house manufacturing facility, and its selected contract manufacturer.
Circuit Check’s 6000 Series uses interchangeable fixture plates to maximize equipment reuse and minimize the cost for each new test. The CCI 6000 can perform functional tests, flash programming, vision inspection, through-connector test and/or marking.
“Similar to the CCI 5000 series, the 6000 series begins as a base architecture and is then configured to customer-specific needs in order to maximize performance at a lower investment,” said Greg Michalko, CEO of Circuit Check. “All of our line-automation products support many suppliers of functional measurement equipment, marking tools, labeling, vision inspection and flash programming technologies. Our OEM customer is delighted by the ease of use and compact form factor.”
At the thirteenth Automotive Testing Expo USA you can see the very latest technologies and services that are designed to ensure that the highest standards are met in terms of product quality, reliability, durability and safety. Over 300 exhibiting companies will be out to demonstrate that their products are able to help with the ultimate aim of ELIMINATING RECALLS. These must surely be the drivers of any successful car industry; they represent fundamental features that are uppermost in customers’ minds, and are essential for brand loyalty and brand protection as well as global sales success.
In addition, co-locating with Automotive Testing Expo USA will once again be Engine Expo USA.
The resurging North American automotive industry is reflected in the fact that Automotive Testing Expo USA 2017 is set to be even bigger and better than in recent years!
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