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GROUND VEHICLE TESTING / NO. 9 / JANUARY 2008 
Force & Motion: Information to move your mechanical testing to new levels of certainty
 
IN THIS ISSUE
A True Breakthrough in Driving Simulation
Optimize test system performance with hydraulic fluid monitoring and maintenance
Advanced Roadway delivers repeatable realism, improved comfort evaluation
  V9 - GV - Lead Feature
 
MTS helps Toyota develop a best-in-class driving simulator that opens exciting new possibilities in vehicle development.
 
A True Breakthrough in Driving Simulation
 
Understanding how driver characteristics impact automotive design has long proven difficult for vehicle developers, largely due to the dangers of conducting the required tests on a test track.

MTS senior project manager Dick Baldner discusses a breakthrough driving simulator, developed by Toyota with a significant technology contribution from MTS, that combines state-of-the-art video, audio and motion technology to offer safe and thoroughly realistic driving simulation in a test lab.

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  V9 - ALL - Material Feature  
Optimize test system performance with hydraulic fluid monitoring and maintenance
 
Nothing deteriorates hydraulic health faster and more pervasively than degraded oil. The MTS Fluid Care Program helps to optimize servohydraulic test system performance and service life, with easy-to-implement programs for making precision hydraulics management part of your existing maintenance practices.

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  V9 - GV - Product Feature  
Advanced Roadway delivers repeatable realism, improved comfort evaluation
 
Up to 30 percent of road vibration is missing when simulating using a four-post system. The MTS Flat-Trac® Dynamic Roadway delivers more realistic road simulation for improved ride comfort evaluation.

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