Darmstadt University relies on HORIBA

This summer, HORIBA Automotive Test Systems (ATS) sold a two-wheel drive (2WD) VULCAN chassis dynamometer to Darmstadt University (Hochschule Darmstadt).

It forms the centerpiece of the latter’s new vehicle hall, which was inaugurated on June 30th, 2016 - just in time for this year’s fall semester. The sale is the result of a public tender and ties up with the good business relations between HORIBA and the University.

In addition to the single axle of the 2WD VULCAN, the test stand is equipped with a WLTP-compliant air drive fan and a driver's aid system. Currently, the driving power and braking performance of front-wheel drive vehicles can be measured at the test stand, but it is also usable for alternative drives.

The vehicle hall opens up new perspectives, not only with regard to teaching but also in terms of student projects and cooperation with external partners. The first project handled in conjunction with HORIBA will be a master thesis about methodical construction on which work is to start in August 2016.

“HORIBA and Darmstadt University have cooperated for many years now,” says Dirk Kaffenberger, Product Manager Chassis Dyno at HORIBA ATS. “The upcoming development projects will intensify this relationship, and we are proud to support the next generation of R&D engineers.”