SOME OF THE NEW PRODUCTS ON SHOW
Proving ground automation
AB Dynamics will be displaying its latest developments, which include the ANVH 250 and Ground Traffic Control System (GTC). The ANVH 250 is a powerful development tool for measuring the transmission of noise, vibration and harshness at frequencies up to 250Hz, optimizing prototype axle systems early on in the design process.
The GTC is a new solution for vehicle testing that monitors, commands and coordinates proving ground testing, including robot-controlled vehicles, ADAS platforms and human-driven vehicles. The system uses one central server, with separate computers for different processes, to manage all vehicles. As part of the system, all vehicles have ‘track-fi’ radios, which use a power mesh to ensure every vehicle can talk directly to another in a true two-way system.
Also on display will be the company’s wide range of automotive test systems including robots, ADAS targets, K&C test machines, driving simulators and the Flex-0 drive-by-wire system. Flex-0 is an alternative to driving robots, offering accurate path-following and use of AB Dynamics’ patented Synchro system, which controls the vehicle via CAN or Ethernet instead of mechanical actuators. A key advantage of using AB Dynamics’ suite of products is that they share a common software interface, meaning they can work together seamlessly.