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GPS-aided gyro system for Euro NCAP tests

The German Federal Highway Research Institute (Bast) has, once again, decided to use a GPS-aided gyro system Adma from Genesys (Germany). The motion analyzer is used for Euro NCAP tests.

Centimeter accuracy when measuring the distance or relative angle between several vehicles (Photo: Genesys)

By choosing the latest generation of the system to execute Euro NCAP tests, Bast makes targeted use of Adma (Automotive Dynamic Motion Analyser) functions: a data output rate of up to 1000 Hz with an unlimited data set, data latency of less than 1 ms, and several CAN and Ethernet interfaces, but most importantly the ability to measure distances in real-time. The European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) is a European car safety performance assessment program. It is backed by several European governments, as well as by the European Union.

The GPS-aided gyro system permits a high-precision dynamic measurement of all states of motion of the vehicle. The motion analyzer is therefore seen as a reference system within the industry. It meets all the requirements of international testing standards and, as a result, is used by automotive manufacturers worldwide for vehicle dynamics testing and ADAS tests.

"The integrated Delta function enables us to carry out measurements with centimeter accuracy between several vehicles in real-time, even when the vehicles contain driving robots from various manufacturers, as is the case in our tests. And this is possible without additional hardware as only a Wifi connection is needed," explained Dr. Patrick Seiniger, Bast scientific assistant from the 'Active Vehicle Safety and Driver Assistance Systems' section. "Furthermore, Genesys provides us with technical support should we need it. Reason enough to choose the solutions from Genesys again," Seiniger said.


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