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  mm-lab's Proving Ground Management System supports operation even at non-permanent proving grounds
 
 
Kornwestheim, 09/2020.
 

Since implementation of mm-lab’s Proving Ground Management System (PGMS) at Bosch‘s proving grounds worldwide mm-lab also provides technical support. Recently PGMS was comprehensively updated providing new features. In addition the automotive supplier prolonged the support contract for another 3 years.

 

PGMS improves safety and efficiency at Bosch’s automotive proving grounds. On peak days up to 200 vehicles are equipped with mm-lab’s On-Board Units (OBU). The OBUs succeeded as a fully adequate replacement for the formerly used radios. They ensure a reliable hands-free voice communication even at high speeds resulting in a significant higher safety for drivers.

 

PGMS offers many features to organize and manage processes at proving grounds. The system leads through all workflows relevant for operation. Booking of resources, access control and monitoring of vehicles are basic features of PGMS. An integrated web portal allows drivers to register and book in advance. Hence the administrative procedures on-site are speeded-up. The upgrade designed for Bosch augments the system with useful features as individual risk assessments, a web-based training and the management of driver qualification licences.

 

ATC Aldenhoven

 

Kornwestheim, 08/2020.
 
The fact that smaller proving grounds also benefit from our proving ground management system (PGMS) is demonstrated by the installation on the proving ground of ATC - Aldenhoven Testing Center, one of the most advanced proving grounds in the world. Despite the current situation with COVID-19-related restrictions, mm-lab was able to bring a system into operation in a short time that completely meets the customer's requirements.
 
Aldenhoven Testing Center decided to digitally integrate all work processes in the PGMS and to include the functions "online booking", "usage recording" and "billing". With the use of all safety functions including our collision awareness system CAVE!, ATC offers its users a high level of safety and enormous relief in day-to-day operations. The flexible software architecture of the mm-lab telematics system enables special customer requirements to be incorporated in a process-appropriate manner. Mapping the entire process chain in one system ensures efficient work processes and high data consistency with exact data. Decisive for the successful introduction was the partnership and the jointly defined project structure between ATC and mm-lab.

 

 

Kornwestheim, 08/2020.

 

Smartphones of Motorola Solutions have proved effective as On-Board Unit (OBU) for mm-lab’s Proving Ground Management System PGMS for years. With its latest edition of OBUs mm-lab follows the generation change of Motorola. Henceforth new OBUs are delivered with the new Motorola LEX L11. Like its predecessor are these devices particularly suitable for the challenging use in test vehicles. They are characterized by ruggedness, strong loudspeakers and an excellent voice quality in hands-free mode even under noisy conditions.

 

But not only the smartphone component of OBU is new: New features of LEX L11 like the integrated RFID card reader allow a simpler car cradle. Also a new development is the external GNSS receiver, formerly part of the cradle. The GNSS receiver of the current generation is paired via Bluetooth and can be mounted somewhere in the car independently of the OBU. Like before the GNSS module is ready for Real Time Kinematics (RTK) and therefore basic for mm-lab’s highly precise Collision Awareness System named CAVE!

 

Depending on operating conditions these features allow the usage of other smartphones as OBU. Hence it is now also possible to provide cheaper OBUs customized to the respective requirements of the client.

 

Generationswechsel OBU

 

The new generation of mm-lab's OBU

 

Kornwestheim, 08/2020.

 

Ease of CoViD-19 travelling restrictions within EU now enabled the performing of a demonstration of PGMS at a proving ground in South Europe.

 

It took just a few hours to install and configure a completely operational system. All abilities could be demonstrated and experienced. Management, staff and drivers made wide use of the possibility to try out mm-lab’ PGMS. Despite the short time available our team on site could realise customized configurations which have never been requested before.

 

Since the demonstration was very persuasive it was a success for both sides, the PGMS was already convincing in technical terms. We look forward to continuing our collaboration.