AB Dynamics Europe GmbH is delighted to announce that they have appointed Professor Pim van der Jagt as Technical Director to join their office in Wetzlar, Germany
Pim has over 30 years' experience within the automotive industry including 22 years at the Ford Research and Innovation Center in Aachen, Germany where he held various senior management positions in the areas of Vehicle Dynamics, Chassis Engineering and Driver Assist - Active Safety Systems. Prior to this he worked for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company where he studied tyre-vehicle interaction by means of computer simulation and instrumented vehicle testing.
Pim has a longstanding relationship with AB Dynamics; beginning with his involvement in Goodyear's purchase of the Suspension Parameter Measurement Machine (SPMM) in 1994. Then in 2000 during his time at Ford he was involved in commissioning the initial development of path-following – a technology which can accurately and repeatably control a vehicle at high speeds.
As part of AB Dynamics' continued global expansion, Pim will be based in Germany to promote further growth in this territory. His main responsibilities will be to provide assistance to customers in this region along with development of the AB Dynamics' product portfolio including hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) and simulation capabilities with their advanced Vehicle Driving Simulator (aVDS). Dr James Routh, Chief Executive of AB Dynamics said: “Pim's technical expertise and competence, particularly in the field of vehicle dynamics and simulation, will greatly benefit our company and strengthen the company's presence and connections within the German automotive industry."
Professor Pim van der Jagt said: "AB Dynamics is one of the world’s leading specialists in automotive test systems and I am looking forward to accelerating development of the class-leading advanced Vehicle Driving Simulator whilst also working with clients to continue to drive growth in such a dynamic and competitive market space."