Vehicle Centraliser for Assistance Systems
Most of the advanced driver assistance systems require for their calibration process the driving direction angle and/or the ride height of the vehicle.
On the right a vehicle centraliser is shown, with calibration gauge in place. The following calibrating devices are installed here:
- 2 lasers for calibration of a headlamp alignment machine
- 4 mechanical targets for VisiCon LCS III-sensors (sensors are hidden under the housings on the sides)
The VisiCon centraliser defines not only the horizontal direction of a vehicle, it also defines the horizontal and vertical position and the vertical direction. The vehicle is centralised by means of pushers underneath the vehicle, that symmetrically push against the tyres from the centreline of the car. The pushers are equipped with polymer rollers for contact to the vehicle with minimum tear and wear to the wheels and pushers.
The wheels of the vehicle are positioned on roller beds, that allow easy sideway movement of the car. For safety reasons, the rollers are made of black and yellow polymer and are placed alternately.
The maximum height between the tyre tracks is 46 mm.
The installation depth of the centraliser is 145 mm.
The centraliser is certified for vehicles up to 4 tons, and does not mind to be driven over.
Alternatively or in addition, the vehicle position and height may be measured with 4 VisiCon dPP Sensors, that are able to determine the wheel centres and the height of the wheel arches.