- ADAS testing and durability
- Max brake force 750N
- Upgradeable for driverless testing
Our pedal robots can be used on their own or combined with a steering robot to provide full control of a vehicle. The brake robot range is used by vehicle manufacturers, brake and tyre suppliers to test and validate vehicle braking performance.
The Combined Brake and Accelerator Robot (CBAR) is the most widely used pedal robot, allowing precise vehicle speed control as well as brake or throttle inputs. The CBAR can be upgraded with a backup safety brake system for use in driverless testing.
The range also includes a throttle robot and a clutch robot which can be combined with a gear-shift robot. As with all AB Dynamic's driving robots, pedal robots can be quickly installed in almost any vehicle, making them ideal for benchmarking competitor vehicles.
The AB Dynamics CBAR is the pedal robot of choice for the organisations that determine tomorrow’s test procedures. Tests can be programmed to include accurate control of the vehicle’s speed in combination with other pedal actions, allowing the creation of complex procedures. All of the seven Euro NCAP labs use the CBAR, along with NHTSA in the USA and Transport Canada.
The mechanical design of our pedal robots (like all of our driving robots) is based upon the concept of allowing a human driver to operate the vehicle safely and comfortably from the driver’s seat, even with the robots installed. The driver is always able to override the robots and take control of the vehicle if necessary.
The alternative underseat version of the BR1000 uses the same motor and actuator in a different package. The driver’s seat is removed from the vehicle and the BR1000 fitted in its place with a bucket seat fixed on top. This gives a very rigid installation in the vehicle.
The Continental Tyre company built a ground-breaking facility at its Contidrom centre in Germany, allowing tyre testing to be done indoors using a real vehicle, across a range of road surfaces and climate conditions. The AIBA is fully automated with no driver in the vehicle, and Continental uses six AB Dynamics BR1000 underseat brake robots to ensure perfect control of the braking inputs, which can be triggered at precisely the desired location.