Launched Pad

LaunchPad VRU Platform

Total flexibility for VRU testing

LaunchPad is a range of pilotable platforms designed to carry Vulnerable Road User (VRU) targets for ADAS development and testing, including pedestrian, cyclist, moped and motorcycle dummies. The chassis is robust enough to cope with being driven over by a vehicle.

Like our GST, paths and speed control profiles can be easily created with its software, enabling the next generation of ADAS tests. LaunchPad uses Synchro and path following technology to enable precise choreography with the subject vehicle.

High Performance

The LaunchPad comes in versions with 50, 60 and 80km/h top speeds, so whether you are testing with pedestrian, cyclist, moped or motorcycle dummies there is a LaunchPad to suit your needs.

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Synchronisation using a common software environment

Using AB Dynamics’ advanced Synchro capabilities allows for its motion to be precisely synchronised with the test vehicle and other ADAS targets.


Flexibility and Manoeuvrability

Unlike belt-driven platforms, the LaunchPad can follow complex paths which are not restricted to straight lines. Our powerful path-following software makes the design of a test a simple job.

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Robust platform suitable for driving over

Designed with a high-strength aluminium chassis, the LaunchPad copes with being driven over by a test vehicle repeatedly, including SUV's.

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LaunchPad 80 for motorcycle ADAS testing

The LaunchPad 80 is our fastest VRU-specific test platform, making realistic high speed ADAS testing with motorcycle targets possible.

This new addition to our LaunchPad product family enables 80km/h test speeds and 0.6g braking, so you can be confident that it is the only solution you need to prepare for future Euro NCAP and UNECE testing requirements.

  • 80km/h test speeds with motorcycle target fitted
  • High performance braking system - up to 0.6g
  • Extensive synchronisation capabilities
  • Minimal radar reflectivity from curved profile
  • Suitable for testing trucks and buses up to 44 tonnes

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