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See Why the Soft Car 360®

Sets the Standard as the Global Vehicle Target

Versatility 

Can be used in any test scenario.

High speed impacts

Capable of impacts with high closing speeds.

Calibrated

Characteristics are representative

of a real car to most commonly

used automotive sensors.

Durable

Can withstand many impacts.

Reassembly

Can be reassembled in 10-15 minutes.

The Soft Car 360 is the Only Vehicle

Target You Will Need

Versatility

The Soft Car 360 is designed to be the only test device you will need for your ADAS and automated vehicle testing. It can be used in place of a real vehicle in any crash scenario when paired with the LPRV, our robotic platform. The Soft Car 360 and LPRV make up the Guided Soft Target (GST) test system. It can also be used as a static target when placed on the stationary stand.

High Speed Impacts

The modular design of the Soft Car 360 makes it capable of being impacted at relatively high closing speeds. This is due to the fact that the Soft Car 360 begins to separate upon initial impact, thus reducing the forces exerted on the test vehicle and on the Soft Car 360 components. Disclaimer: High speed impacts can result in damage to the test vehicle such as plastic bumper clips.

Test scenarios include:

  • AEB including offset
  • Head-on
  • Intersection
  • Blind spot/Lane keeping
  • Backing and park assist
  • V2V
  • Automated vehicle testing

The Reliable and Reusable 3D Vehicle Target

Calibrated

DRI, in partnership with over a dozen OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, has calibrated the Soft Car 360 to be representative of a small passenger vehicle to all relevant automotive sensors, including:

• Radar   • IR

• Laser   • Camera

Durability

The modular design of the Soft Car 360 is the key to its durability. It is capable of handling 100 impacts at 45 MPH. But the real key to its durability is modularity. If any piece gets damaged, it can be replaced without needing to buy a completely new Soft Car 360.

Certain parts are more likely to be damaged than others.  DRI can assist you in planning for replacement parts to minimize any impact to your tests.

Assembly is simple and takes just minutes

Quickly click through the slideshow to see the Soft Car 360 assembled step-by-step.

Reassembly

The assembly of the Soft Car 360 is quite simple as the location of each piece is identified. Assembly time can vary depending on the impact type and speed. A full assembly with 4 people takes approximately 9 minutes. Minor impacts can be reassembled faster. Assembly with fewer people can take longer.

3 Different Models of the Soft Car 360

Soft Car 360 Hatchback

This is the most popular version of the Soft Car 360. It was selected as the GVT and is the version required for 2018 EuroNCAP AEB tests.

Soft Car 360 Hatchback

This is the most popular version of the Soft Car 360. It was selected as the GVT and is the version required for 2018 EuroNCAP AEB tests.

Soft Car 360 Micro

This is the smallest version of the Soft Car 360 product line.  It was designed for reduced reassembly time and weight.

Soft Car 360 Sedan

The Soft Car 360 Sedan represents a larger vehicle than does the Hatchback or Micro models. It can be used to add another level of realism to your testing environment.

Soft Car 360 Sedan

The Soft Car 360 Sedan represents a larger vehicle than does the Hatchback or Micro models. It can be used to add another level of realism to your testing environment.

Soft Car 360 Sedan

The Soft Car 360 Sedan represents a larger vehicle than does the Hatchback or Micro models. It can be used to add another level of realism to your testing environment.

Technical Specifications

Hatchback Micro Sedan
Body
Length, mm (in) 4023 (158) 2794 (110) 4928 (194)
Width, mm (in) 1712 (67) 1524 (60) 1854 (73)
Height, mm (in) 1427 (56) 1473 (58) 1473 (58)
Weight, kg (lb) 108 (239) 79 (175) 118 (260)
Performance
Maximum Speed*, km/h (mph) 80 (50)

* Speed up to which the target is aerodynamically stable

This product is covered by US Patent 8,428,863.

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