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AB Dynamics to open new office in Germany

AB Dynamics will be opening an office in Frankfurt, Germany to provide local support to their customers – some of which are the biggest automotive manufacturers in the world.

Germany is at the forefront of driverless vehicles, with the German government being the first worldwide to broadly legalise self-driving cars.

The expansion into Germany is a result of AB Dynamics' astounding growth in the past few years and the office will be a centre for order processing of sales within continental Europe with product support, engineering and manufacturing capabilities being developed over the next 12 months to support their whole product range including driving robots, SPMM 5000 K&C test machine, advanced vehicle driving simulator and ADAS targets.

AB Dynamics will continue their partnership with TBJ-Dynamic Measurement in Hallbergmoos which has been in place for the past 13 years.

Klaus Weimert, Commercial Director at AB Dynamics will be managing the office, he says: “We are delighted to open a European support office in Germany and provide assistance to our customers in this region. We remain extremely confident and excited about our future in Germany and believe that we are well placed to support future growth in this increasingly important market.”

Dec 08, 17

Watch our appearance on Channel 4 with Guy Martin

Channel 4's ‘Rise of the Robots' season saw TV presenter and motorbike racer Guy Martin working with AB Dynamics' driving robots.

The programme, which aired on Sunday 26th November at 9pm, showed Guy attempting to create the world's fastest driverless van by fitting AB Dynamics steering, pedal and gear robots into a Ford Transit.

The construction of the driverless van took place in Guy's shed at his home near Grimsby. It is then tested on a local closed road, and finally taken around Silverstone to see how fast it can go.

In the UK, you can watch the whole programme here.

In other locations, you can see the segment which featured AB Dynamics here.

Nov 13, 17

AB Dynamics wins Tech Achievement of the Year

Advanced engineering solutions provider AB Dynamics has won the Tech Achievement of the Year at the UK Tech Awards.

Attended by over 800 people comprising of tech entrepreneurs and fast-growing tech companies, the UK Tech Awards recognise exceptional achievement in the fast-moving tech sector.

AB Dynamics is a key partner to the global automotive industry, having supplied innovative testing systems for research and development and production quality control for over 35 years. The company's range of driving robots and ADAS targets are used by the likes of NHTSA and Euro NCAP to develop generation after generation of test standards.

Tim Rogers, CEO at AB Dynamics said, “We are immensely proud to win this award and for our cutting-edge technology and hard-working team to be recognised by esteemed members of the technology industry.”

Nov 03, 17

AB Dynamics to exhibit at Automotive Testing Expo, Michigan 2017

AB Dynamics, supplier of innovative, high quality test equipment to the global automotive industry will be exhibiting at the Automotive Testing Expo, October 24-26 in Michigan.

The exhibition showcases new test solutions for the automotive industry and AB Dynamics will be at the forefront of this, displaying their range of ADAS targets and their new advanced vehicle driving similar (aVDS).

This revolutionary simulator combines a high-performance motion platform and high specification audio and vision system with world class content to produce a simulator capable of reacting to the smallest changes in vehicle configuration. This saves both time and money by allowing meaningful input from the test driver to be obtained prior to a physical prototype being available.

Jeremy Ash, Commercial Manager at AB Dynamics says: “We are looking forward to showcasing our latest range of solutions for ADAS testing which allow our customers precise control over the manoeuvres and scenarios they need to perform on the proving ground.”
Oct 23, 17

HRH Duke of Gloucester officially opens AB Dynamics' New Premises

HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, officially opened AB Dynamics' new premises on October 5, 2017 with the unveiling of a plaque and the signing of their visitor's book.

A number of civic dignitaries attended the event, including Lady Marland - the High Sheriff of Wiltshire, Cllr Allison Bucknell - Chairman of Wiltshire Council and Michelle Donelan, MP – Member of Parliament for Chippenham.

Tim Rogers, Chief Executive Officer at AB Dynamics escorted the Duke around the £9 million, 39,000-square foot site, where they viewed the manufacturing space and large offices. During the tour, the Duke reflected on the value of British engineering and the contribution that AB Dynamics has made to car safety. As a trained architect, he could appreciate the aspects of the design – its striking engineered form, high quality and close attention to detail, allowing natural light into most of the space.

The building, designed by SRA Architects, will accommodate AB Dynamics' wide product range including high quality test equipment, test rigs and advanced driving simulators, some of which will be over 8 tonnes in weight. They worked closely with AB Dynamics to design a building that communicated the company's strong brand values to all visitors and enabled easy adaptability throughout the building to readily accommodate the inevitable changes required by the fast-growing business.

John Rich, Partner, SRA Architects said: “AB Dynamics understand the value to their business of good design – their new headquarters will communicate the company's ethos of ‘advanced engineering' to staff, customers and investors. We have greatly enjoyed designing the project, and wish them every success for the future. ABD is a real asset to Bradford-on-Avon.”

Tim Rogers, Chief Executive Officer at AB Dynamics comments: "We are delighted that HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester and our local civic dignitaries could join us to mark this milestone in the company's history. We value the Duke's comments, notably his appreciation for the cutting-edge technology that has been developed by our accomplished workforce to make a significant improvement to road safety.”
Oct 06, 17

AB Dynamics to exhibit at Autonomous Emergency Braking Conference 2017

AB Dynamics will be exhibiting at the CARHS Autonomous Emergency Braking Conference in Ingolstadt, Germany on September 28 and 29. The conference, which attracts an international specialist audience from around the world, will look at Euro NCAP Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) protocol changes in 2018. AB Dynamics will be discussing how their equipment can be used in future generations of safety testing.

Currently, Euro NCAP testing relies on targets such as AB Dynamics' Guided Soft Target (GST) which can be driven at high speeds and with unrivalled accuracy, as well as allowing precise synchronisation with the test vehicle. With photo-realistic and radar-reflective skins, they are designed to be recognised as a car by the vehicle's sensors.

AB Dynamics will also be displaying their TrackFi Pro wireless telemetry system which transfers 100% reliable data transfer either between vehicles or to the base station. It can also be used in environments where there is no line-of-sight or where multi-path transmission is a challenge.

Jeremy Ash, Commercial Manager at AB Dynamics says: "We are looking forward to displaying our range of advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) targets and the different circumstances in which they can be used. This includes scenarios at intersections and those containing cyclists, pedestrians and mopeds.”

Visit the conference website here: https://www.carhs.de/en/praxisconference-aeb-overview.html
Sep 26, 17

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