Handling Roadway

The handling roadway came into service at FKFS in autumn 2018. This is a new, innovative test bench concept enabling combined lateral, longitudinal and vertical dynamic operating states to be investigated under laboratory conditions. Here the vehicle stands on four steel belts which simulate the moving road surface. All four belt units can be steered and actuated vertically with high bandwidths. The vehicle is attached to the test bench in such a way that the heave, pitching and rolling motion can occur freely,according to the acting tire forces. The remaining degrees of freedom are calculated in the simulation, so that almost any maneuver can be driven – from stationary to highly dynamic – without endangering the driver or the surroundings.



Dr.-Ing. Jens Neubeck

Ph.: +49 711 685-65701