15th Apr 2024

The LaunchPad Spin is Approved by Euro NCAP for Official Testing

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We are thrilled to share the news that AB Dynamics has received official approval from Euro NCAP for the LaunchPad Spin, marking a significant milestone in our commitment to delivering comprehensive testing solutions for the automotive industry. The LaunchPad Spin is the latest addition to our growing range of officially listed test equipment, providing approved target and propulsion solutions for car, motorcycle, and pedestrian test scenarios.

“We are delighted to announce our LaunchPad Spin has been approved by Euro NCAP for official testing,” said Dr Andrew Pick, Business Director, Track Test Systems at AB Dynamics. “The Spin is the most manoeuvrable target platform on the market and its agility is essential in accurately replicating the motion of VRUs (Vulnerable Road Users). As sensor systems and testing become increasingly sophisticated, the Spin’s mobility helps to future-proof it as the testing landscape will continue to rapidly evolve.” 

Key features of the LaunchPad Spin include: 

  • 'Turn on the spot' move for swift direction changes 
  • Compatibility with common VRU targets, including pedestrians, cyclists, and e-scooters 
  • Torque vectoring driven wheels and precision-steered front wheel with 360-degree rotation capability 
  • High-capacity hot-swappable battery system for extended testing sessions 
  • Robust design capable of withstanding heavy commercial vehicle testing 

 The LaunchPad Spin joins our growing portfolio of Euro NCAP-approved propulsion systems, which includes the LaunchPad 50, 60 and 80 and the GST platform. We look forward to showcasing the LaunchPad Spin at upcoming events, including the JSAE Annual Congress in Yokohama, Japan, and the Automotive Testing Expo Europe in Stuttgart, Germany. 

Learn more about the LaunchPad Spin here, or contact us at sales@abdynamics.com 

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