Dynamic Kinematic & Compliance (K&C) Systems

Apply precise motion and/or force input(s) into the tire patch or spindle to measure traditional Kinematic and Compliance deflection (K&C) properties and characterize vehicle suspension and steering assemblies under dynamic synthetic or real-world transient driving maneuver inputs.  Suitable for passenger cars, SUVs, and light trucks, DK&C systems accommodate numerous options to characterize additional vehicle attributes, including CG/VIM, torsional rigidity, etc.


  • Kinematic and Compliance Deflection Measurement
  • Characterization with real-world vehicle maneuvers
  • Benchmarking
  • Center of Gravity Measurement
  • Vehicle Inertia Measurement
  • Axle-Suspension Component Characterization
  • Axle/Suspension Sub-system Characterization
  • Suspension Model Verification
  • Steering Component Characterization
  • Steering Sub-system Characterization

Test Specimens

  • Passenger Cars and SUVs
  • Light Trucks
  • Axle-Suspension Subsystem
  • Axle-Suspension Components
  • Steering Subsystems
  • Steering Components

Key Product Features


Employs proven, industry-leading MTS control and measurement technologies


Performs a comprehensive array of static and dynamic K&C measurement and real-world maneuver simulation

Accelerated Testing

Advanced hybrid simulation techniques extend DK&C system utility into the early stages of vehicle design

Unmatched Expertise

More than 40 kinematics & compliance systems deployed and supported worldwide

Technical Overview

  1. Control Room
  2. System User Interface
  3. Utility Distribution System (HPU not shown)
  4. Center of Gravity Restraint (CGR) System (Option)
  5. Trackwidth & Wheelbase Positioning System
  6. Seismic Isolation Mass with T-slot Plates
  7. DK&C System Input Assembly (x4)
  8. DK&C Wheel Motion Sensor (WMS)
  9. Body Clamp
  10. Pit Cover Assembly (Option)

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