What counts in development processes is the speed at which new vehicles and new technologies are made ready to go into production. For vehicle testing, this means that complex test problems must be solved. HORIBA develops vehicle test stands that simulate the realities of driving in the most varied situations both precisely and economically.

From performance tests on small vehicles, endurance tests, functional tests and lifetime tests on vehicles and vehicle components (fuel system, cooling system, brake system, electrics/electronics, heating/air conditioning system) up to heavy-duty diesel transient exhaust emission testing or medium-duty diesel transient exhaust emission testing, HORIBA can cover the whole range.

The field of application

  • Testing of motorcycles
  • Testing of commercial vehicles up to 13t. axle load with one, two or three driven axles
  • Testing of passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles up to 3t. axle load with one or two driven axles

Test Applications

  • Performance tests on all vehicles
  • Endurance tests
  • Functional tests and lifetime tests on vehicles and vehicle components (fuel system, cooling system, brake system, electrics/electronics, heating/air conditioning system)
  • Exhaust emission testing ( FTP 75 / SFTP (US06), EPA, ECE + EUDC, Japan 10 ... 15 mode
  • Fuel consumption tests, injection fine tuning
  • Exhaust and catalyzer tuning
  • NVH, EMC tests
  • Environmental tests

Types of Test Stands 

  • Standard 48" test stand for exhaust and endurance tests, with one or two axles, inline arrangement with lateral dynamometer or compact arrangement with center motor
  • Test stands for noise, environmental and EMC tests, drum diameter 48" (1219 mm), 1591 mm or 1909 mm, single axle, double axle (tandem axle) or all-wheel models, inline arrangement
  • Special customized test stands

HORIBA continues to accumulate substantial knowledge in designing and manufacturing high-quality chassis dynamometers for the automotive industry in compliance with existing and forthcoming emission standards. Continuous optimization and improvement of the tried-and-tested design have led to the latest generation of VULCAN dynamometers.

VETS ONE automates a huge number of emissions chassis test cells worldwide, meeting the needs of independent test laboratories, automotive manufacturers, component suppliers, and regulatory agencies.

The CDTCS-5000 is the ideal system for automated vehicle emissions testing. It controls and coordinates the test-cell equipment to meet worldwide emissions testing regulations, and displays the driver's trace and guides the operator through test procedures.

Automatically operates a vehicle on a chassis dynamometer, using highly accurate servo tracking characteristics

DIVA, developed by HORIBA Europe Automation Division, is a analysis and reporting tool designed for interactive report creation.

Chassis Dynamometer EMDY 72 includes mechanical, electrical and control equipment to provide road-equivalent loading for trucks and other vehicles such as single-axle transit buses, dual live-axle Class 7 and 8 type and highway trucks.