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HORIBA introduces new solutions for EV development and testing

HORIBA, a provider of analytical and measurement systems, has introduced a range of solutions for the different stages of EV development and evaluation, such as material characterization and component, system and full vehicle testing. Solutions are available for the full range of vehicle types, from light- to heavy-duty vehicles to off-highway equipment. HORIBA serves all… Read more »

HORIBA extends automation capabilities for hybrid emissions and EV energy consumption testing

HORIBA has announced the availability of STARS VETS, its vehicle emission test automation software for Windows 10. STARS VETS is part of the company’s STARS Automation platform. HORIBA says the platform ensures vehicle emission tests run smoothly and efficiently, with preloaded cycles, configuration data and results calculations for a wide range of regulatory standards.   The… Read more »

HORIBA launches new driving robot to increase test cycle efficiency

HORIBA has introduced an automatic driving system for vehicle testing. The company says its ADS EVO robotic driver improves vehicle testing efficiency by reducing the number of repeat tests, laboratory operating costs, overall test time and human errors.  The ADS EVO addresses changing industry needs for testing EVs, and complies with new emissions regulations such… Read more »

Horiba Automotive Test Systems to acquire FuelCon

Horiba Automotive Test Systems, a Japan-based supplier in the fields of engine, driveline, brake and emissions test systems, has agreed to acquire FuelCon, a German manufacturer of R&D and end-of-line test beds and turnkey solutions for EV battery and fuel cell applications. For the Horiba group, this acquisition represents a move to increase its presence… Read more »

Volta Trucks conducts real-world trials of prototype Volta Zero

Commercial vehicle manufacturer Volta Trucks has begun engineering evaluation and development testing of the first prototype Volta Zero at automotive engineering consultancy HORIBA MIRA in Nuneaton, UK. Affectionately named Volta Minus One by development engineers, the prototype uses the proposed production-spec chassis frame and drivetrain of the finished vehicle, and will be used to test… Read more »

Subaru uses National Instruments’ hardware-in-the-loop tech to simulate road conditions

Subaru is using hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) technology from National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) to simulate actual road conditions for EV testing. Traditionally, engineers have conducted vehicle tests using finished cars on test courses or public roads. However weather and fluctuating road surface conditions can make it difficult to conduct reproducible tests. Moreover, according to NI, EVs are… Read more »