Australia first AEB testing capability boosts aftermarket development

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Australia’s automotive manufacturing sector is the beneficiary of new Advanced Emergency Braking (AEB) testing capabilities to promote and streamline aftermarket product development.

AEB testing capability is now offered by the Auto Innovation Centre (AIC) as part of its suite of cutting-edge vehicle testing services for aftermarket product developers.

The new service will enable companies developing frontal protection systems, such as bull bars, or producing GVM upgrade packages, to test these new products on AEBequipped vehicles to ensure safety, and compliance with vehicle standards.

“We’re proud of our work cooperating with vehicle standard regulators to answer key questions before they are asked so the aftermarket doesn’t face roadblocks. Confirming vehicle modifications integrate with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is important for aftermarket product developers, and AEB testing capability will further boost their ability to quickly get products to market,” said Lesley Yates, Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association Director of Government Relations & Advocacy.

AEB is one of the first ADAS systems to be legislated in Australia through the Australian Design Rules ADR98. ADR98 specifies the procedures and acceptance criteria for testing the AEB on a vehicle at various speeds and test configurations.

At the heart of AIC’s new AEB capability is a Soft Car Target that is compliant to ISO 19206, meeting the specifications for ADR98. The physical target is combined with sophisticated GPS positioning equipment to provide accuracy to less than 20 mm for collision data.

“Thanks to our new AEB testing equipment we can test modifications on AEB-equipped vehicles in a safe environment to ensure their compliance with ADR98. We’re proud to be leading the way for the aftermarket in supporting ADAS compliance. The AIC’s purpose is to break down development barriers by offering the aftermarket solutions as vehicle technology and regulations continue to change. Adding AEB testing to our ADAS testing capability ensures product manufacturers have the capability to integrate their products safely and in compliance with the law,” said Luke Truskinger, AIC Managing Director.

This article was published 16/11/2022 and the content is current as at the date of publication.