tyres in motion

the one-stop shop for tyre measurement, modelling and research

testing. simulation. research.

Whether testing, simulation or pure research topics - the tire technology team at fka bundles all the necessary skills to answer your questions about the tire. Thanks to our extensive test bench infrastructure and simulation tools, we take a holistic approach to the subject of tires.

From the analysis of the data and the fitting of the models to the measurement of all necessary input data for almost all common simulation models on our test benches, we offer the entire process chain from a single source.

Thanks to our comprehensive test bench infrastructure with a wide variety of tire test rigs, we can offer complete measurement procedures for characterizing tires or parameterizing simulation models, especially for FTire and Magic Formula.

In addition, we also carry out tailor-made measurements and tests for non-standardized requirements with almost every tire under various conditions.

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Your contact

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Dr.-Ing. Christian Bachmann
Senior Manager Tyre Technology

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  • Design Analysis
  • Static consistency & Footprint
  • 3D Outer Contour Scan & Tire Cuts
  • Forces & Moments
  • Friction coefficients on different surfaces & measurements with measuring trailer on real roads
  • Cleat measurements
  • Rolling resistances
  • Customer-specific testing
    • High Dynamic Vertical Excitation
    • NVH & Modal Analyses
    • Benchmarking
    • Misuse


  • Tire model parameter identification for FTire and Magic Formula
  • Development of an own semi-physical handling model
  • Full vehicle simulations
  • Tire model evaluation and quality control
  • Tire model benchmark and comparison


  • Estimation of friction values tire road
  • Rolling resistance on roads
  • Intelligent and adaptive tires
  • Investigation of the temperature influence
  • Test bench design and optimization
  • Development of own tire models
  • Customer-specific research tasks

Road Texture Analysis

It is fundamental to consider the road surface characteristics in vehicle and tire simulations.

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Further information about our test benches can be found in our technical data sheet.

For our research and development work we use the following software tools, among others:

  • MSC-ADAMS / car
  • Matlab / Simulink
  • CarMaker
  • Simpack
  • Abaqus

All fka test rigs

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