The IAAPS’ highly specified climatic rolling roads, with instrumentation to research standards, enable evaluation and optimisation of complete vehicle performance in real-world driving conditions. Within our 250kW climatic control four-wheel drive rolling roads we can investigate vehicle emissions, efficiency and performance in real-world driving conditions. The chassis dynamometers can deliver environmental capabilities from -10°C to +40°C and are equipped with robot drivers which ensure maximum repeatability. These facilities encompass a soak area for vehicle stabilisation with capacity for up to nine vehicles. There are two thermal chambers which can drop down to -10°C to prepare vehicles for low temperature work. These cells are equipped with electrical power analysis and a full suite of highly capable conventional and FTIR emissions analysers.

Photo of Jaguar car on the chassis dynamometer at the IAAPS facility at the University of Bath
Existing IAAPS Chassis Dynamometer facility at the University of Bath and a representative view of our new facility at the Bristol and Bath Science Park