Chassis Control Systems

Test drive your Control Systems

rFpro allows engineers at Workstations and professional test drivers in rFpro simulators to test and calibrate the control systems that affect vehicle dynamics; chassis, drivetrain, engine and ADAS very early in the engineering process. For example, being able to test and calibrate stability control, traction control and torque vectoring in rFpro allows far more testing in extreme limit performance situations, without the need for expensive prototype cars, in safety, in repeatable controlled conditions.

Save money, reduce delays due to late design changes

Using rFpro allows far more testing, earlier in the process, engaging professional test drivers while the car is still at the model-based engineering stage. This delivers time and cost savings, reduces risk and allows far more testing of far more design directions in the same amount of time compared to traditional real car testing.

Accurate Correlation with real-World testing

rFpro's high resolution TerrainServer 1cm resolution real-time road surfaces mean that the vehicles are being tested on accurate, representative copies of OEM's test facilities and Proving Grounds, as well as on Digital Road models of test routes on public roads. The fast, high quality graphics mean that the professional test driver is completely immersed and in full control of the vehicle.

Vehicle Dynamics Capable

rFpro is unique, as a driving simulator solution, in allowing the testing of vehicle dynamics on driving simulators. This is a very demanding use case requiring accurate high resolution road surfaces and very fast graphics so that there is no lag between the driver and the vehicle being tested.

The way in which TerrainServer captures every LiDAR scanned data-point within the tyre contact patch, and integrates them all to provide our vehicle model with accurate road input, improves correlation with our measured data and also feels more realistic for the driver.
Giacomo Tortora

Head of Simulation, Ferrari

When testing the basic chassis settings of a new commercial vehicle, professional test drivers judged the VTI driving simulator IV, running rFpro software, to be a more sensitive tuning tool than pure track test tuning alone
Pia Lindstrom

Project Manager, VTI

In the simulator, driving at the limit of vehicle stability can take place in a safe and repeatable environment, making the evaluation of extreme manoeuvres much more scientific and less hazardous
Erik Bognor

Manager for Driveability and Simulation, Engineering & Technology, Powertrains Systems dept. AVL