VBOX is the most accurate way of measuring speed, distance and acceleration, setting the standard for many years and used by almost every car manufacturer in the world.
The ability to accurately measure speed is essential for any vehicle. Car drivers need to know how fast they are going so that they can keep within limits, and the increasing number of detection systems used to enforce speed limits has meant that speedometers need to be calibrated very accurately.
Testing and Validating of Speed Measurement Equipment
When prosecuting speeding offences, evidence must be presented that cannot be challenged: the accuracy of the device used to capture speed at the time of the offence has to be accurate.
The nature of speed detection is changing, along with some of its philosophy. Whilst safety remains the main reason for installing enforcement cameras along a stretch of road, other environmental factors are now making an impact.
Areas where parameters such as emissions and noise need to be controlled over a long distance have given rise to average speed detection units, ensuring that the lower traffic speed results in less noise and pollution. The distance measurements used to calibrate average speed cameras must therefore be extremely accurate.
VBOX product can be used to easily test and validate speed measurement equipment like odometers, speed loops and speed cameras. The use of GPS allows this to be possible. Read more on how it works.
All RACELOGIC data loggers can be used for testing a vehicle’s performance, whether it be acceleration or deceleration over a certain distance or time. Data such as G-force and VMAX is also presented in a user-friendly format and logged to an SD card, for quick and easy analysis in the free VBOX Test Suite software.
The VBOX Touch offers real-time analysis on its daylight responsive, large colour touchscreen. Our newest data logger also comes pre-loaded with a sophisticated performance app that has many pre-configured tests (ie: 0-60, 0-100mph) or you can even set your own parameters directly on the VBOX Touch.
You can easily test in accordance to European, US and Brazilian Coastdown standards with a VBOX 3i data logger, in real-time. The hardware ensures consistent, accurate and reliable data and dedicated Coastdown testing plugins in our free data analysis software, VBOX Test Suite, let you quickly and easily test to these regulations:
- WLTP GTR15 (Europe)
- SAE J2263 (USA)
- ABNT NBR 10312 (Brazil)
Traction Control Development
VBOX logs all data necessary to evaluate the performance of traction control systems. It will for instance measure true vehicle speed and individual wheel speeds captured from CAN, ABS or wheel speed encoders. Our test equipment adheres to the NHTSA Traction Control and Validation Test for heavy commercial vehicles. See also our article on ESC Testing.
Performance Feel and Drivability
Objective data provided by VBOX equipment can be used to correlate subjective test results and can highlight test conditions that would otherwise not be quantifiable. VBOX will measure response delays, acceleration and jerk values.
VBOX has a significant advantage over other test equipment when conducting vehicle benchmarking, in that it can be easily moved from car to car and accurately decodes information from numerous OEM CAN bus protocols.
Test data can also be synchronised with HD video footage using the Video VBOX HD2.