VEHICLE TESTING

DRI Offers a Full Range of Vehicle Testing Services

DRI-Minter Test Facility

DRI can support many types of full-scale vehicle test programs. We have a private proprietary vehicle dynamics area (VDA) test facility, located at the Minter Airfield, near Bakersfield California. This secure area is suitable for vehicle handling, braking and ride tests, evaluations of advanced collision avoidance technologies, pass-by noise measurements, and studies of driver behavior. Some specific examples of tests and evaluations are commonly done for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and automotive manufacturers include:

Instrumentation and Testing Support

Vehicle instrumentation and testing support is an area of special expertise at DRI. The following tests, including NCAP and FMVSS for NHTSA, are completed at Minter and Torrance facilities.

U.S. NCAP (CIB, DBS, FCW)
LDW
Roll-over resistance testing
Blind Spot Detection
FMVSS 126
ADB (Adaptive Driving Beam)

    

TOOLS AND RESOURCES

The DRI Guided Soft Target

The GST system comprises a hardened, satellite guided (DGPS), self-propelled Low Profile Robotic Vehicle (LPRV) which serves as a means of conveyance for a variety of surrogate targets which acts as a realistically moving collision partner, such as the Soft Car 360.

LPRV

The LPRV is capable of performing most maneuvers that a passenger car can accomplish, allowing it to be used as a surrogate in many different types of scenarios.

Minter Test Facility

DRI has a private proprietary vehicle dynamics area (VDA) test facility, located at the Minter Airfield, near Bakersfield California. This secure area is suitable for vehicle handling, braking and ride tests, evaluations of advanced collision avoidance technologies, pass-by noise measurements, and studies of driver behavior.

Automatic Vehicle Controllers

Specified, designed, fabricated, installed and used by DRI on a variety of vehicles for handling, maneuvering, stability, and braking tests. This includes AVC’s for automobiles, pickup trucks, SUVs, all-terrain vehicles, and motorcycles.

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