The automotive industry's drive to enhance car safety has led to the development of many different safety systems, ranging from airbags to Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems, all of which use inertial sensors. For example an ESC system may use as many as two rate sensors (yaw and roll) and one accelerometer (lateral movement).
ACUTRONIC's range of test equipment not only enables automotive engineers to develop these safety systems, but also allows cost-effective testing and calibration during production. One-axis motion simulators and centrifuges have typically been used to date, but the advent of multi-axis sensors packaged in one chip now calls for two- and three-axis Inertial Guidance Test Systems (IGTS).
Typical simulator types
Typical end use of tested units
- Cars and trucks