Flexible Vehicle Testing with High Accuracy GPS Data Logging
VBOX is a powerful data acquisition system used for measuring the speed and position of a moving vehicle. Based on a range of high performance GPS receivers, VBOX data loggers will measure speed, distance, acceleration, braking distance, heading, slip angle, lap times, position, cornering forces and more with high accuracy.
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VBOX is internationally recognised as a quality standard in the measurement of speed and distance for braking, performance, handling and automotive testing. With the ability to synchronise GPS with video, CAN and IMU data, VBOX systems are the choice of test departments at almost every vehicle and tyre manufacturer worldwide.
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Common testing applications include brake testing, ADAS Validation, Electronic Stability Control (FMVSS126) Testing, Aquaplane Testing, Coastdown, Lane Departure Warning System Testing, Centerline Deviation Testing, Marine Testing and Mining Systems Monitoring.
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Our newly released VBOX3i dual antenna with RTK measures speed, position, acceleration, distance, slip angle and vehicle pitch/roll angle to a very high degree of accuracy and can be used in a much greater number of test scenarios. The VB3iSL-RTK is ideal for validatingAdvanced Driver Assistance Systems such as adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, collision mitigation and blind spot detection.
Mira goes live
Mira Proving Ground have recently introduced a resource which has the potential to be of great assistance to VBOX customers.
I was over there recently to test whether the signal they output from a permanently installed base station is compatible with our kit. Indeed it is – and they now transmit an RTK correction signal to just about every part of the facility. This is a seriously useful feature they're offering: it means that if you've got a VBOX3i RTK and our latest radio modems, you can just rock up and start testing with 2cm positional accuracy.
Introducing VBOX File Processor software
We are pleased to announce a major new software release. VBOX File Processor is a software utility which has been designed to rework VBOX data files after they have been recorded. It allows the user to modify existing channels within the VBOX file, add new ADAS and Maths channels, and combine multiple VBO files together with automatic time alignment - within an intuitive and easily understood framework.
Asta La Vista, Baby
A special proving ground, the ASTAZero, is nearing completion in time for its official opening in 2014.
This is a joint collaboration between Swedish governmental institutions, industry, and academia – but with a focus on international development of traffic safety systems. It's big, with a total paved surface area of some 250,000 square metres.
Australian Road Trains - The longest can be over 50 metres long. Whilst the US, Canada, Mexico and a couple of Scandinavian countries allow LCVs (longer combination vehicles) no one does it quite like they do, Down Under.
We've been contacted to help measuring how far the trailers or hauling vehicles ingress into adjacent lanes, or off the side of the road. Not easy to do. Our clients solution was ingenious if a little Heath Robinson: attach hosepipes to each trailer corner, drive the test, and measure the water trails before they dry (which I'll be willing to bet, in Australia, doesn't take long.)