MTS announces new motorsports technology group


Test systems and position sensors specialist, MTS Systems, has announced the creation of a new motorsport technology group, within its portfolio.

MTS states that the group will be dedicated to providing advanced technical solutions and support to the motorsports market sector of the automotive industry.

“Motorsports companies are experts in continuous improvement, aggressive cycle-time reductions, efficient design, and technology innovation,” stated the group’s new leader, Professor Mark Gillan, Ph.D. “Motorsports divisions of the major automotive OEMs are also currently leading the development of advanced Energy Recovery Systems (ERS) to improve fuel efficiency without compromising either driving characteristics or performance. In order to support their dynamic business, they need equally dynamic, well-informed and results-driven technology partners who can ideally make the sometimes seemingly impossible tasks possible. This is where MTS excels.”

MTS has a long history of innovation in motorsports testing systems. Examples include the MTS wind tunnel test system suite, the heart of which is the world’s first single steel belt rolling road system, and the F1 transmission test system, which incorporates a unique high-speed, ultra-low inertia electric input motor that can replicate the highly complex F1 operating environment. These innovative test systems have transformed the development process for F1 vehicles and have been adopted by the automotive OEM’s worldwide.

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