The driving robots for steering, gas, brake, clutch and gearshift are subsumed in the class CO.ACT.
All driving robots can be operated standalone or in combination. Each robot offers multiple control modes, which can be used right away without complicated parameterizing. You can switch between the control modes within a test run to cover most comfortably your indivudual test requirements. Thanks to an intuitive scripting language all driving robots offer extremely high flexibility to program desired manoeuvers. Standardized tests are naturally available as templates. An online input of the desired values is possible for all driving robots as well.
According to our philosophy all robots can be mounted in diverse cars in a very short time. A driver can still freely sit in the vehicle and operate it in the usual way.
Driving robots from VEHICO are standing for highest precision and reproducibility on the test track - worldwide!
The VEHICO Steering Robots are available in different performance levels from a light version primarily for regular driving with small steering angel velocities up to a steering robot providing steering angel velocities of 1200 deg/sec at 60 Nm.
|Multipurpose Pedal Robot
The VEHICO Multipurpose Pedal Robot CP800 is the ideal solution for ADAS testing. It's unique design allows to use the robot for the brake or clutch pedal. This gives you the freedom to use one pedal robot for a variety of different vehicle tests.
The powerful VEHICO Brake Robot CB2100 is characterized by its robust structure and the diverse fields of application. Even emergency and panic braking manoeuvers with extremely high pedal forces and pedal rates are possible.
|Gas Pedal Robot
The compact VEHICO Gas Pedal Robot is specifically geared to the necessities of vehicle testing. With the three control modes pedal position, vehicle velocity and distance to another vehicle it is universally deployable.
|Failsafe Emergency Brake System
During unmanned and security-related test procedures one must ensure that the vehicle can be brought to a halt at all times even with a failure of individual system components of the driving robot. The emergency brake system uses the vehicle's brake pedal and can be triggered wirelessly from outside the vehicle. This is an optimal addition to conventional driving robots or custom driving dynamic controls, to enhance security during autonomous vehicle tests.
The gearchange robot is designed for vehicles with manual transmission. Unlike a conventional gearchange robot the compact design of our system allows the installation on the gear lever itself, and thus guarantees a fast and easy installation in any vehicle. Through a one-time teach-in procedure of the switching points a quick adaptation to the respective test vehicle is guaranteed.
Range of Application
All systems are either individually or in combination available. Simple actuation of the steering wheel, the pedals or the gearshift lever can be realised as well as complex trajectories, such as a precisely defined steering maneuver during a braking, acceleration or gearshift process. Such tests are used in various areas of experimental vehicle development, e.g.
- chassis development (Pulse Steer, Sine Steer, Fishhook, etc.)
- automation of roller dynamometer test benches
- unit tests in test labs