GCAPS had the privilege to work with University of Alabama at Birmingham and National University Lviv Polytechnic in the development of advanced wheel sensors and modeling. We successfully conducted HIL testing using our flat belt force and moment equipment and a dSPACE Inc. controller in this project. GCAPS is committed to using our advanced test equipment and experience to further research by universities and industry for automotive technology.
TTX 2020 Expo
GCAPS will be attending the Tire Technology Expo next week in Hannover, Germany. If you would like more information about our modeling and simulation capabilities, advanced testing equipment, or our controls and algorithm development for ADS and ADAS systems, stop by our booth (7043) for a discussion.
Renault DP World F1 Team
GCAPS and Renault DP World F1 Team entered into an agreement aimed at improving the development of the team’s challenger for the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship. The move from 13” to 18” tires represents one of the most significant changes of the new rules that will revolutionize Formula One racing from 2021. Using GCAPS advanced flat belt equipment, the Renault DP World F1 Team can gain a stronger understanding of tire behaviour while developing their vehicle. GCAPS is excited to support the Renault DP World F1 Team as they mount their challenge in the Formula One World Championship.
Translink Benchmarking Project
TransLink, in conjunction with Coast Mountain Bus Company, and GCAPS completed an extensive benchmarking project last month for their bus tire contract renewal. GCAPS not only conducts the testing for such projects, but also analyzes the data and provides a comprehensive report of the findings. At GCAPS we believe combining these reports with other business factors will provide companies like TransLink all the right information to get the best product on their vehicles.
Goodyear Racing 18" Tire Testing
GCAPS and Goodyear Racing are ramping up testing for the 2021 18” tires. GCAPS is a supplier for NASCAR teams to acquire Force and Moment data. GCAPS, Goodyear Racing, and NASCAR Team engineers work together on test development and data analysis.
Simulation Tools Support
GCAPS recognizes that not all OEMs use the same simulation tools for developing their ADS technology.To support the different OEMs, GCAPS replicates recorded events into simulation environments that are compatible with CarSim, CarMaker, and Virtual Test Drive.
The selection of the tire model is just as important as the fidelity of the tire model. At GCAPS, our simulation team both creates and uses tire models in full vehicle simulations. With this experience and expertise, GCAPS can help customers choose the tire model that is best for their application, from vehicle dynamics to ADS. Virtual Solutions for a Real World.