The Humanetics Driving Robot offers precise, repeatable performance on the test track – in a compact, ergonomic design that will have you up and running in no time. The robot controls your test vehicle’s steering, braking, and accelerator, enabling you to navigate it around the track autonomously with highly precise measurements of position, velocity, acceleration, angular rates, roll, pitch, slip angles and more.



The Driving Robot stands at the forefront of vehicle testing technology, offering an unparalleled blend of compact design and precise control. Designed to navigate the complexities of modern vehicle testing, the Driving Robot ensures that your test vehicle can be maneuvered around the test track with unmatched accuracy in position, velocity, and acceleration. Its slim central stand eliminates the need for struts to the passenger windshield, keeping the trunk free for essential data acquisition equipment, thus revolutionizing space utilization and installation ease.


Installation of the Driving Robot is a breeze, requiring no dismounting of the airbag or steering wheel. This means the vehicle retains all its safety features without necessitating special training for the installation team. The design prioritizes the comfort and safety of the operator, offering a clear view of the proving ground and maintaining a comfortable seating position. The robot turntable, installed behind the vehicle’s steering wheel, can be easily controlled by the operator's grasp, allowing for immediate manual takeover in emergencies, ensuring the occupant's safety is never compromised.

Characterized by its smart hardware design, the Driving Robot promises simple, quick installation and self-calibration software for fast, effortless start-up. The Driving Robot Box, an embodiment of robustness and convenience, houses all electronic components and easily installs with ISOFIX in the rear seats. This design not only facilitates easy access for test engineers but also supports extensive room for electronics and data acquisition systems.

Advanced Testing Capabilities

Approved for NCAP scenarios and TB38, it includes an AVAD integration, highlighting its compliance with the highest safety standards. It’s fully compatible with the UFO target carrier environment, utilizing the same intuitive UFObase Software for a unified operation experience. Whether conducting LKA scenario tests or needing active steering intervention, the adjustable friction compensation mode offers four levels of customization for precise scenario replication.

As part of the UFO product family, the Driving Robot shares the UFObase Software, ensuring no learning curve for additional software. It enables the control, management, and analysis of multiple UFOs and/or Driving Robots for swarm testing from a single computer. This feature underscores the Driving Robot's capability to conduct fully synchronized tests, leveraging GNSS-aided navigation for precision in every maneuver.

The Driving Robot is your gateway to reliable vehicle testing, combining safety, precision, and ease of use in one compact, integrated solution. Discover how it can transform your testing capabilities and streamline your processes today.

Product Specifications
SecuritySafe design – driver can overrule the brake at any time
Drive Mode Brushless electric motor
Max Braking Force1000 N (depending on mounting angle)
Max Velocity 1 m/s
Max Stroke140mm (depending on mounting angle)
Control ModeSpeed control, position control, force control
Power Supply48V battery system, 760 Wh
Max Robots9
Signal Channels and Interfaces CAN, RS232, Ethernet
Sampling Frequency Range100Hz
CompatibilityHumanetics UFO Products (third party systems on request/interfaces)
Power-Off ProtectionDedicated battery system, manual override
ScreenTablet for in-car use
Computer SystemWindows tablet for user interface
Temperature Range During Usage0 - 30°C
Temperature Range During Storage 5 -25°C
Drive ModeBrushless electric motor
Max Torque40 Nm at 1300°/s
Rated Torque 15 Nm at 1800°/s
Max Velocity2100°/s at 10 Nm
Rotational Inertia0,0656 kgm2 incl. Ring guide
Steering Wheel Diameter 329 - 389 mm
System Angle Control Accuracy+/- 0.5°
Control ModePath following, wheel angle control, steering wheel angle control, friction compensation
Max Continuous Pedal Force56N
Max Throttle Pedal Force 156N
Max Throttle Pedal Speed 1 m/s
Max Stroke104mm
Control ModeSpeed control, position control
Power-Off ProtectionDedicated battery system, manual override
ScreenTablet for in-car use
Computer SystemWindows tablet for user interface
  • Test scenario generation – selection: intuitive GUI guides the user through the selection of predefined scenarios or in the creation of new ones.
  • Test scenario execution: the Humanetics UFObase Software functions as a control center for up to nine Humanetics active safety robots. This allows very complex traffic simulation scenarios where multiple vehicles are synchronized to each other to assess performance.
  • Test evaluation: tailored test evaluation solutions are available within the Humanetics software portfolio. From a simple plot of the test data to an automatic evaluation of test scenarios, the user can choose the solution that best suits their needs.
  • ADAS testing
    • Automatic Emergency Braking, Car-to-Car / AEB C2C
    • Automatic Emergency Braking, Vulnerable Road User / AEB VRU 
    • Forward Collision Warning, Car-to-Car / FCW C2C 
    • Forward Collision Warning, Vulnerable Road User / FCW VRU  
    • Lane Keeping Assist / LKA
    • Lane Departure Warning / LDW
    • Electronic Lane Keeping / ELK 
    • Dynamic Brake Support / DBS 
    • Automatic Emergency Steering / AES 
    • Emergency Steering Support / ESS  
    • Rear Automatic Braking
    • Blind Spot Detection
    • Blind Spot Intervention
    • Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking
    • Intersection Safety Assist
    • Opposing Traffic Safety Assist
    • Traffic Jam Assist
    • And more…
  • AV testing
    • Customizable traffic scenarios
    • Pedestrian protection
    • Edge case testing
Motion Data Generation High precision GNSS unit collects motion data during test execution.
Motion Data Output After each test, the motion data is synchronized and saved into a result file. The user can choose to evaluate the tests based on the generated result file or use the pre-defined evaluation software that Humanetics developed in combination with AVL.
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