New targets previewed at San Jose Expo 2022

AB Dynamics, together with sister company Dynamic Research Inc (DRI), will preview two new next-generation ADAS targets at this week’s ADAS and Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo in San Jose, California.

The first is our Soft Motorcycle 360 Powered Two Wheeler (PTW) target and the second is the Soft Pedestrian 360. The targets will be used for developing and testing active safety systems by vehicle manufacturers, test houses and regulatory bodies.

The Soft Motorcycle 360 complies with Euro NCAP 2023 and ISO 19206-5 draft requirements. In conjunction with AB Dynamics’ LaunchPad 80 platform, the target is capable of an 80km/h top speed, which means it can be utilised for all upcoming 2023 Euro NCAP test scenarios involving motorcycles.

The Soft Pedestrian 360 is ISO 19206-2 compliant and brings a new level of realism to the Vulnerable Road User (VRU) testing market. It is achieved through sophisticated articulation of both the upper and lower limbs for more realistic motion, including the hip, knee, shoulder and neck.

Using our LaunchPad VRU platforms and path following software the targets are precisely controlled and choreographed with a test vehicle to within an accuracy of 2cm. This enables pre-programmed test scenarios, such as prescriptive Euro NCAP tests, to be conducted quickly and repeatably.

The Soft Motorcycle 360 will be officially launched later this month on September 14, to find out more details please register for the launch webinar here.

The Soft Motorcycle 360 and the Soft Pedestrian 360 have been designed and engineered by AB Dynamics Group company DRI in California. The company provides research and testing services for the world's leading OEMs, completing hundreds of tests per year, including FMVSS, NHTSA NCAP and Euro NCAP tests. DRI has leveraged its extensive hands-on experience with test targets and equipment to design, develop, and produce a range of best-in-class surrogate targets, such as the Soft Car 360.

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