Vehicle performance testing

The increasing application of new technology for optimising vehicle efficiency requires components to be tested in a complete vehicle system. The mileage accumulation and performance chassis dynamometers at ISP provide an excellent test environment for the performance and service life endurance testing of components at the vehicle system level. Our two-wheeled and four-wheeled chassis dynos operate in a wide range of state of the art testing equipment and supporting infrastructure. This enables real-time data acquisition of all vehicle-internal parameters, control and monitoring of main fluid systems (coolant, oil, air…) continuously, under highly repeatable conditions.


  • 10 vehicle chassis dynamometers rated to to 600 kW nominal power (2WD and 4WD)
  • AVL Puma Open Test Bench Automation
  • STÄHLE robot autopilot (for right- and left-hand drive passenger cars as well as motorcycle)
  • Airflow simulation (max. 260 km/h)
  • Automatic sensor-controlled refuelling and fuel consumption recording via AVL Coriolis
  • Fuel purging system for rapid fuel changes (during engine operation)
  • Fuel blending
  • Fuel grounding and conditioned storage of fuel container and barrels
  • Supply systems in V4A for the use of special fuels
  • PEMS incl. particle analysis
  • Charging infrastructure for hybrid and fully electric vehicles at up to 350 kW charging capacity
  • 6 °C Cold water chiller for fluid conditioning (oil, water, fuel or combustion air)
  • Fully automatic fire detection and extinguishing system
  • Highest (Level 3) prototype protection according to TISAX
  • On-board data logger for acquisition of all vehicle-relevant parameters
  • Wide range of measurement capabilities through the use of sensors for pressures, temperatures, electrical currents and voltages

Range of services

  • Vehicle endurance runs at up to 260 km/h continuous speed
  • Simulation of real road conditions incl. load simulation
  • Customisable and individual test cycle profiles
  • Individual fuel selection with in-house chemical-physical analytical quality control checks
  • Vehicle equipment for automated test bench operation
  • Real-time measurement data acquisition
  • Conversions and adaptations of engine and exhaust line components
  • Flashing of electronic control units
  • Temperature conditioning of engine intake air, coolant and other fluids
  • Mechanical measurement and visual evaluation of engines and components
  • Analysis of oil samples from used oils
  • Conduction of exhaust gas measurements
  • Performance measurements of power and acceleration characteristics