Automobile industry

Recording of road surfaces

Since the distance from the road surface can be measured during movement of the vehicle, the opposite, namely the detection of road con­ditions and surfaces is also possible. This is important for the test stand simula­tion for which as accurate information as possible about the real road conditions of test courses is required to perform a practice-oriented simulation. In addition, knowledge of road surfaces is an important parameter in the development of tyres and active chassis’ for series vehicles.

A specially developed vehicle licensed by the Federal authorities enables measurement of the longitudinal and transverse profile of the road for documenting the nation-wide condition of roads.