Bradford on Avon-based AB Dynamics is working to demonstrate that its driving robots can control a range of vehicles, including tanks, with the required accuracy for durability testing.
Steering and pedal robots have been supplied by AB Dynamics to fit in the compact cabin of the German army's Leopard 2 Demonstrator. AB Dynamics' robots were selected on their proven robustness from extensive use in automotive durability and misuse testing. Robot-controlled tanks will be used as moving targets on an outdoor firing range.
AB Dynamics' driving robots have been used in multiple driverless test systems supplied and fitted into wheeled military vehicles. Using AB Dynamics' accurate and reliable path-following system, the vehicles travel continuously over a range of brutal tracks designed to accelerate the wear of the vehicles.