ADT Inks Partnership With Southwest Research Institute

For more than 60 years, SwRI has been the world’s largest independent research, development, and testing organization for engines, fuels, lubricants, and emission technology. Building on this success, ADT recently signed an agreement with SwRI to provide next-generation client services for powertrain development.

At ADT’s headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the joint partnership will combine A&D’s state-of-the-art data acquisition and calibration tools with SwRI’s experience in powertrain controls and automotive product development. The laboratory space includes three test cells, one of which is equipped with a 275 kW, low-inertia, permanent-magnet dynamometer with maximum speed of 8,000 rpm. The cell is outfitted with SwRI’s RPECS® powertrain benchmarking and control system and a suite of A&D’s automation system software, including iTest test automotive software, Phoenix combustion analysis SYSTEM, and ORION automated calibration software.

By utilizing these advanced R&D programs, and partnership with SwRI, A&D will further accelerate its leadership position in data acquisition and control, combustion analysis, engine calibration, vehicle dynamics, and emissions. Congratulations to ADT for this big win! For more information, please contact us.