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Pedal Robots

Pedal Robots

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.

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Our pedal robots allow for a variety of control modes:

  • Vehicle speed
  • Brake pedal force
  • Pedal travel
  • Vehicle deceleration
  • Brake line pressure
  • Engine RPM
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CBAR - an essential tool in the development of test procedures

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.

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Compatible with a driver

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.

Pedal robot range

CBAR600

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  • ADAS testing and durability
  • Max brake force 750N
  • Upgradeable for driverless testing
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CBAR600L

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  • Ideal for ADAS testing
  • Lower-profile actuator for improved driver ergonomics
  • Similar performance to CBAR600
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CBAR1000

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  • Versatile robot for brake tests and speed control
  • Max brake force 1300N
  • Upgradeable for driverless testing
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BR1000 brake robot

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  • The original brake robot, launched 2001
  • Still a popular solution for brake and tyre testing today
  • Max force 1400N
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BR1000 underseat brake robot

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  • Uses the same actuator as the BR1000; has the same performance
  • Designed for longer term installations and for maximum rigidity
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RBR600 brake robot

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  • Lower cost actuator for brake testing
  • Compact and lightweight rotary actuator
  • Max force 750N
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RBR1500 brake robot

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  • Ideal for aggressive brake stop testing
  • Highest speed and force from rotary actuator
  • Max force 1600N
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AR1 accelerator robot

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  • Controls throttle position or vehicle speed
  • Can be combined with BR1000
  • Max force 150N
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Case study - Continental tyres

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.