Cayman defines Ride Comfort as a vehicle’s tactile and audible responses to road surface-induced disturbances. A small subset of the things our experts evaluate for ride comfort include:
The Ride Comfort of a vehicle is an important part of its character and must be developed simultaneously with its other vehicle dynamics attributes. Cayman experts will ensure the Ride Comfort attribute of your vehicle fully meets its desired targets and complements both its steering and handling attributes.
Steering is defined as the series of responses that occur when the driver turns the steering wheel. Cayman development and testing typically is divided into four broad categories:
Each category has its own set of subjective evaluation terms and objective metrics used to define the steering wheel angle, steering wheel torque and vehicle responses that occur during each event. The timing, mangitude and driver’s perception of each of these metrics are the key building blocks to developing outstanding steering vehicles. Cayman experts will ensure the Steering performance of your vehicle fully meets its targets and seamlessly integrates with its Ride and Handling attributes.
Cayman divides Handling in two distinct categories with the following definitions:
The vehicle’s handling performance in the above categories requires evaluation on all types of surfaces: dry, wet and low friction snow/ice surfaces. A small sample of the subjective and objective criteria used to evaluate the vehicle includes:
Cayman experts will ensure your vehicle meets its targets for Customer Handling while seamlessly integrating the Ride and Steering attributes. Emergency Handling will be fully assessed and results compared to your internal and government standards.
Cayman divides Braking into three separate regions applicable to conventional hydraulic or air systems as well as regenerative systems:
The vehicle’s braking performance in the above categories requires evaluation on all types of surfaces: dry, wet and low friction snow/ice surfaces. A small sample of the subjective and objective criteria used to evaluate the vehicle includes:
Cayman experts will ensure your vehicle meets its targets for Braking while seamlessly integrating the other vehicle dynamics attributes.