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On July 13th, 2017 Jaguar presented the new E-Pace in a world premiere in London and VEHICO has contributed with his driving robots to this success.

The E-Pace, driven by the british stunt driver Terry Grant, performed a 15.3 m jump, rotated 270° and landed savely on all four wheels. The barrel roll, known from the James Bond movie „The Man with the Golden Gun" from 1974, could be performed for the first time with a production vehicle.

The stunt was prepared for several weeks on the Santa Pod Raceway in the UK. The dangerous preperation jumps were driven unmanned with VEHICO driving robots. Therefore the Steering Robot CS-B20 and the Combined Pedal Robot CC800 in conjunction with the Failsafe Emergency Brake Robot EBR were installed in the SUV. For supervising the robots from outside the vehicle our Inter Robot Communication IRC was used. The Jaguar equipped with VEHICO robots completed numerous preparation jumps in order to make adjustments on ramp geometry, vehicle characteristics and optimal speed for the favoured barrel roll trajectory. With the robots the calculated desired parameters could be transferred very precisely. The high acceleration load of up to 5.5g was no problem for the robust robots. After the preparation jumps the stunt driver Terry Grant could take over the steering wheel.

VEHICO is proud to have contributed to the success of the launch with its robots.

The realisation of the world record jump was a successful teamwork. Beside VEHICO McHenry Software, Racelogic, Bagjump, StarEvents, Imagination, SHP Engineering und Terry Grant were also involved.

The video „New Jaguar E-PACE - Behind the Scenes of the Barrel Roll" shows the development of the stunt from the beginning until the world premiere in London.

 

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Unmanned driving of tests is steadily increasing. At this test drives it must be ensured that the vehicle can be brought to a standstill at all times even with a failure of individual system components of the driving robot. VEHICO offers the perfect solution for this application: the Failsafe Emergency Brake Robot is an ideal addition to driving robots to enhance safety during autonomous vehicle tests. The robot uses the vehicle´s brake pedal and can be triggered via radio link from outside the vehicle.
Together with Racelogic VEHICO organized the roadshow on 12 June 2017 at the TEA Test Event Area in Mendig. The visitors could inform themself about the latest products and the recent robot developments all day long. They had also the chance to see the interaction of VEHICO robots and VBOX for the automatic driving in live driving demos. Visitor issues could be discussed in personal conversations and the advantages and the flexibility of the VEHICO robots were demonstrated. We thank Racelogic for the cooperation. Alltogether it was a successful event, which we will repeat next year.
Again this year VEHICO was represented with a booth on the Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2017 in Stuttgart. Three days long the visitors had the chance to inform themselves about the latest driving robots developments. By the presentation of the steering robot CS-B20 and the combined pedal robot CC800 the vistors could convince themselves of the easy handling. The added combination of the steering and the pedal robots with a remote control illustrated the application CO.REMOTE, which converts the control commands to the driving robots to operate the steering and the pedals of the vehicle. Great attention inspired our Dynamic Target Mover, the GPS-guided moving platform for testing real traffic scenarios with any kind of soft targets like pedestrian, bicyclists and vehicles. With the Dynamic Target Mover and the driving robots of VEHICO you are able to fulfill the extended EuroNCAP 2018 testing requirements and to realise all prospective ADAS tests.

Together with our korean sales partner BGF we were represented with a booth on the Automotive Testing Expo Korea 2017 in Seoul. The exhibition offered the possibility to inform about the VEHICO driving robots and the latest developments.

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