AB Dynamics, one of the world’s leading providers of advanced automated testing systems, has taken over the specialist in simulation software maker, rFpro. This fortifies the position of the company in the simulation-based verification market for ADAS and driverless vehicles.
RFpro is an expert in dynamic simulation solutions for vehicle dynamics, ADAS, and autonomous systems. The software is used as the default in the three key driving simulation platforms on the market and has benefited from year-to-year growth since its launch in 2007.
rFpro also backs the motoring market and AB Dynamics in recent times sold its aVDS (advanced vehicle simulator), which manages the rFpro simulation environment, for the Sauber Group F1 team, Alfa Romeo Racing.
“To meet the demand of the ADAS markets and autonomous vehicles, we need to find a global partner,” said Chris Hoyle, technical director of rFpro. “AB Dynamics combines perfectly with our main markets and applications, ADAS, autonomous, vehicle dynamics and motorsport. Our team of passionate and talented engineers is the true power of rFpro. Therefore it is vital to find a partner that would also be suitable.
The rFpro simulation tools complement the current portfolio of AB Dynamics test equipment such as training robots and test benches. This allows customers to test and develop vehicles in a virtual environment before being validated by a single supplier. This level of synergy is now unmatched in the market.
rFpro will continue to be an independent company with its own brand and will continue to offer other manufacturers of steering simulators and test equipment in the automotive industry. rFpro provides 3D simulation and steering simulation software for testing and validation of autonomous steering, vehicle dynamics, and ADAS learning. rFpro software is used for validation, testing and training, deeploader systems for ADAS and independent applications from OEMs and third parties.