Fundamentals of Vehicle Data Collection

9 September 2014, MIRA, Nuneaton

This event was aimed at engineers and technicians who were interested in data collection on motor vehicles. The day followed the process of a typical data collection from initial specification, through installation, data collection and data handling. The focus was more practical than theoretical and there was the opportunity to look at a vehicle that had been prepared for data collection.

9am Coffee and Registration
9.20am Introduction – Geoff Rowlands, MIRA
9.30am Transducer Selection – Geoff Rowlands, MIRA
a. Analogue
b. CANbus
c. GPS
10.45am Tea and Coffee
11.15am Instrumentation set-up & checks – Steve Payne, MIRA
a. Installation
b. Transducer checks
c. Polarities/vehicle co-ordinates
d. Vehicle shakedown
12.30pm Lunch
1.15pm Show and tell – CARDUR – vehicle on main site – David Ensor, Geoff Rowlands and Steve Payne, MIRA
2.30pm Tea and Coffee
3pm Data Collection – David Ensor, MIRA
a. Load conditions
b. Tracks
c. Environmental considerations
d. Set-up considerations (sample rate and filtering)
4.30pm Q&A and closing comments – David Ensor – MIRA

Slides from the day