The centre has expanded its fleet and service capabilities

The Auto Innovation Centre (AIC) continues to expand its ability to support the aftermarket industry, with new vibration testing equipment, vehicles and scan data services recently introduced.
The AIC’s vehicle fleet now includes one of the first Nissan Navara D23 MY21 STXs.
“The new AIC D23 will allow companies to get a head start on their own product development and is available for measurement, teardown and scanning, with data available soon for purchase,” AIC Managing Director, Luke Truskinger, said.
3D scan data is a core service offering from the AIC, and the list of scanned vehicles with data available for purchase continues to expand.

“The latest two scanned vehicles are the MY20 Land Rover Defender and the MY20 Toyota Fortuner, with the MY20 Toyota GR Yaris scan data coming shortly,” Luke explained.
“A GVM Upgrade Comparison Report of the MY20 D-Max / Mazda BT-50 is another information resource available to the aftermarket.”
The AIC’s testing capabilities have also gone up a notch, with the commissioning of a new Sentek Electro-Dynamic Vibration Shaker.
“The shaker is an efficient way to validate the strength of development products without having to do a full drive-cycle of the vehicle,” Luke said.

“With this new shaker, the AIC can run swept-sine and random vibration tests.
“It has a huge payload of 300kg or 156kg on top of its magnesium expander head and we can run up to 2,000Hz while testing to your own standard or an ISO or MIL standard.
“It is great for validating the durability of products that are going to see vibration, from everything as small as a catch can all the way up to bull bars, spotlights and more.”

To learn more about how the AIC could help with your product development, contact the AIC team on 03 9545 3333 or