Automotive Testing Technology International – Test Rig Modernization

September 14, 2022

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The topic of test rig modernization is explored in The Rig Picture, by John Challen in the September 2022 issue of Automotive Testing Technology International. As described in the article, “the costs of maintaining, upgrading, and improving efficiency within the test and development space cannot be underestimated. Nor can they be avoided, so getting things right first time is paramount. Ensuring that hardware in the lab remains fit for purpose is key to a project staying on time and on budget.”

Matt Thiel, director of facility planning and integration at ACS was interviewed for the article and shared some of his insights regarding circumstances for modernizing. Matt states, “That decision of whether to modernize existing equipment or take the plunge and invest in brand-new rigs typically comes down to a balance between cost, timing, and vision.”

Read the full article starting on page 34 here: September 2022 Automotive Testing Technology International – UKi Publication Viewer (


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