On-Demand Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Expanding Vehicle Development Testing with Wheel Force Transducers


Acquiring accurate data for road testing of ground vehicles using a wheel force transducer has become the standard in the industry. Wheel force transducers, such as the PCB SWIFT® Evo, have made it possible to obtain high-quality data in an efficient manner. Adaptable and easily installed on ground vehicles and spindle coupled test rigs, the SWIFT Evo is an accurate and dependable system.

In this 30-minute Webinar, engineers from MTS and PCB will discuss the development of this transducer system and its use for improving vehicle development. Topics covered include:

This one-hour Webinar discusses how to design, validate, and test your autonomous vehicle safely, whether it’s an automobile, air taxi, or subsea robot. Topics include:

  • An overview of the SWIFT Evo design and its advantages
  • The use of wheel force transducers with medium and heavy trucks
  • Explanation of CAN bus and EtherCAT interfacing

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the speakers questions at the end of the presentation. If interested in the effects of the added mass of a spindle wheel force transducer on vehicle dynamic response, you can view the SAE 2012-01-0210 technical paper on SAE’s website.


Niel Nielson, Electrical Engineer, PCB Load Torque
Glenn Lucachick, Ph.D., Transducer Design Engineer, MTS Systems Corp.