Automotive

Formula One Racing Car

Computer Controlled Solutions have worked extensively in the automotive and autosport industry over the past 20 years.

Typically customers contact us to provide the following:

  1. Product Testing for R&D: upon initial product design a normal stage of development is then to model the product on a computer and test a prototype on a rig. Results from the test rig are used to validate/modify the model. This combined data is then used by engineers to develop the prototype into product. CCS have provided test rigs for this purpose. Our advantage then follows in using the same test rig design to save time and comparison testing in creating quality, fatigue and production rigs to follow the lifecycle of the product.
  2. Component Testing/Re-testing: For example we have provided test machines to test: brake pads, race calipers, valves, piston temperatures, vibration dampers, diaphragm springs, wheel jacks, door locks, steering columns, instrument clusters, injectors, batteries, CAN signals and many more.
  3. Specific Requirements (Not off the Shelf): For example, the racing dynamometer we provided (see Case Study). The control system for was not a standard dyno. We worked with the race engineers to obtain just the results required, different results and not an overload of too many results in using an off the shelf generic product. Because the design is modular we could then add in measurement and control features over the years. In one adaptation we used an already present encoder to log a file of angular position vs micro-litre fluid flow with 4us sample resolution.

Open your mind to possibilities

As we deal with some of the best and leading edge technology, its worth having a chat to us to see just what can be measured. What was impossible (or very high cost) 3 years ago is mainstream now!

With our standard hardware we can acquire 100’s of channels, make decisions easily in 25 Nano-seconds and not rely on special intermediate unknown black boxes to turn a measurement into a data point in Excel.

Our case studies on R&D, production and test rigs with high profile customers such as Bentley Motors & AP Racing should give you a good insight into our levels of expertise, take a look…

Browse a selection of our Automotive Case Studies

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