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VBOX (Velocity Box) test systems

Flexible Vehicle Testing with High Accuracy GPS Data Logging

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NEW-IMU04VBOX 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.

All our GPS data loggers can be combined with a wide range of input and output modules, making it a flexible vehicle testing system which accommodates different needs and budgets.

Looking for the ultimate vehicle testing equipment?

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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Due to the small size and simple installation procedure, the VBOX is ideally suited for use in cars, bikes, off-road vehicles and boats.

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.

 

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...

Car during a brake stop

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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.

Screenshot of VBOX IMU 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:

  • 29th May
  • 31st July
  • 28th August
  • 25th September

To book a VBOX Training Day in the UK please email us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Available days for our German office are on:

  • 27th May
  • 17th June
  • 29th July
  • 26th August

To book a VBOX Training Day in our German office please do so online here.

For VBOX training in the USA, please contact Jim Lau: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.

VBOX ADAS Testing

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