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 as post-Euro 6.
“The test driver workforce has been decreasing, and the requirements for chassis testing have been increasing,” said Global Product Owner Kazuki Furukawa. “With the ADS EVO, HORIBA customers are able to complete more tests and increase their test cell efficiency. Our goal at HORIBA is to enable customers to maintain development schedules by delivering products that contribute to running test facilities efficiently.”
The ADS EVO is configured with the ISOFIX fitting—the international standard for attachment of child safety seats—and is self-contained in its own cart for storage. The robot’s software has a learning function that eliminates the need for adjustments when a vehicle changes. HORIBA says it tests over long cycles with repeatable results, and complies with the 6 indicators from the SAE J2951 standard.