The In-Car Driver Simulator (In-Car DS) quietly produces accurate, controlled, inputs to the in-vehicle steering wheel to enable acquisition of acoustic data and wheel motions during zero-vehicle-speed and simulated parking maneuvers to characterize in-vehicle zipper and other steering noises.
Much more repeatable motions are produced compared to steering wheel inputs applied by humans. A DS10 Driver Simulator (10N-m continuous, 30N-m peak) mounted in the In-Car DS fixture attaches easily to steering wheels with a wide range of diameters using an innovative clamping mechanism. The In-Car DS’s tubular frame holds the DS10 and transfers loads to the windshield, held in place by vacuum cups. It is installed in the vehicle by one person. The In-Car DS10 is a slotless (no cogging) electric rotary actuator which generates repeatable and precise steering maneuvers of angular position, rate, and acceleration under PC control. This fulfills GMW14479 using non-human, very repeatable equipment.
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A quiet (acoustically and electrically), non-hydraulic, turnkey lab test system.
Provides an executive function over the embedded control systems for the MB DS and the two MB RLSs.
Simulates driver functionality by generating repeatable and precise steering maneuvers.
Quietly produces accurate, controlled, inputs to the in-vehicle steering wheel to enable acquisition of acoustic data and wheel motions
Electric, electrodynamic or pneumatic devices that apply programmable static, quasi-static and dynamic loads to one or both tie rods
As a variant on a SMTS, our Column EPS Test Bench is a quiet, turnkey lab test system.
Used to evaluate stick-slip, lash, torsional stiffness, hysteresis and other performance characteristics.
Provides a column stand for mounting a steering column assembly, column EPS, and or a Driver Simulator.