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. See all VBOX customers.
Common testing applications include brake testing, ADAS Validation, Electronic Stability Control (FMVSS126) Testing, Aquaplane, Coastdown, Lane Departure Warning System Testing, Centerline Deviation Testing, Marine Testing and Mining Systems Monitoring. See other applications here.
Counteracting the Lever-Arm effect during Brake Tests
It is largely accepted that the most accurate and cost effective way to perform brake distance tests is with the use of a high speed GPS sensor which can measure distances to within a few cm.
During a brake test however, the necessary placement of a GPS antenna high up on the vehicle roof can lead to a certain amount of unwanted variation in GPS speed output. This occurs due to the way that a car pitches forward and backwards as it travels, a feature particularly prevalent during braking...
Online product tutorials
To help you to get the most out of your VBOX we have started to produce insightful product tutorials. These are designed to enable new customers to learn how VBOX systems can be used to log high accuracy speed and position data, and show existing customers additional VBOX functionalities.
The first product tutorial is focussed on how integrating an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU04) with a VBOX3i can improve the accuracy of brake and vehicle dynamic tests. Click here to view the VBOX IMU04 tutorial.
VBOX Training Dates
VBOX Training Days enable you to get the best out of your products and software. Available days for our UK office are on:
Available days for our German office are on:
To book a VBOX Training Day in our German office please do so online here.
Video VBOX Training sessions are also available, focusing on use of Circuit Tools, Video VBOX, and VBOX HD Set-Up software.
MIRA installs RTK transmitter
MIRA proving ground have recently installed a permanent VBOX compatible GPS base station which transmits RTK correctional signals to nearly every part of the facility.
This means that any VBOX3i RTK system (with a suitable radio) can be used to perform tests which require 2cm positional accuracy - reducing costs and the time required to validate applications like Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Detection.