Vehicle dynamics development

Providing a suite of advanced track test and laboratory test technologies that improve the performance, safety, and comfort of vehicles.

What is vehicle dynamics?

Vehicle dynamics is the science of how vehicles behave on the road and involves the interaction of the vehicle’s design, the driver’s input, and the environment. Today, the automotive industry is facing various challenges in the field of vehicle dynamics, such as meeting the demand for electric vehicles, developing and testing active safety and autonomous systems, and adapting to changing consumer preferences and expectations. These challenges require reliable and efficient testing solutions if manufacturers are to meet performance, safety, and comfort demands of customers.

How we can support your vehicle dynamics development programme

AB Dynamics provides a suite of advanced track test and laboratory test technologies for vehicle dynamics testing including measurement systems and test rigs, steering system testing products and a wide range of driving robots. These technologies test various aspects of vehicle dynamics, such as suspension, steering, braking, stability, and rollover resistance performance.

Suspension testing

The SPMM Plus is an advanced kinematics and compliance test machine which provides the essential data to understand a vehicle’s ride and handling characteristics. Efficient workflows generate model files which can be directly read into vehicle modelling packages.


Steering testing

The SSTM is an advanced steering system test machine that can characterise, optimise, and validate steering systems in the laboratory. A game changer for steering development, it significantly reduces reliance on prototype vehicles. In combination with our steering robots, the SSTM can measure the steering performance, feedback, and feel of vehicles under different driving conditions.


Stability and rollover testing

Stability and rollover resistance are crucial for the safety of vehicles, especially for high sided SUVs. Stability refers to the ability of a vehicle to maintain its intended path and direction, while rollover resistance refers to the ability of a vehicle to avoid tipping over during extreme manoeuvres. Stability and rollover resistance can be tested using sine-dwell and fishhook testing methods. Both sine-dwell and fishhook tests can be performed using our steering robots and path following software. These products provide accurate and repeatable steering inputs and comply with international test standards.

Watch Mercedes-AMG perform a Sine-dwell manoeuvre using a SR 60 Torus

Brake testing

We supply driving robots and pedal robots to assess the braking performance, stability, and durability of vehicles. These systems can simulate various braking scenarios, such as emergency braking, ABS activation, and brake fade.

Pedal robots

Centre of gravity (CoG) and moments of inertia (MoI) testing

Our approach to CoG and MoI testing is via our Kinematic and Compliance (K&C) test rig, the SPMM Plus. The SPMM Plus can measure the CoG location and the suspension characteristics of the vehicle under various loading conditions and is the only system to lift, roll and tilt the vehicle to derive the full MoI properties, which are critical to creating an accurate digital vehicle model.


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