TrueSlip Side Slip Sensor


  • Side Slip Sensor
  • Mounts on wheel
  • CAN signal output
  • Works in all light conditions
  • Works in a variety of road conditions
  • Non contact optical sensor
  • IP67 rated


The Michigan Scientific TrueSlip Sensor is a highly accurate and versatile Side Slip Sensor. TrueSlip optically measures X and Y velocity and internally calculates side slip. TrueSlip works accurately in a variety of road conditions and all lighting conditions.

TrueSlip can be installed on a large variety of vehicles and is designed to work with Michigan Scientific Wheel Force Transducers. TrueSlip conveniently outputs signals via CAN. TrueSlip outputs include calculated slip angle, filtered longitudinal velocity, filtered lateral velocity, and raw longitudinal velocity.

It can be provided with mounting fixtures for wheel mounting or can be mounted within a Wheel Force Transducer Assembly. 


Side slip measurements are important for vehicle dynamics testing to know the direction in which the vehicle is oriented in relation direction the vehicle is moving. Slip angle measurements are critical in evaluating tire performance to compare tire pointing direction to tire direction of travel on varying road surfaces and road conditions.

The TrueSlip Sensor was designed with a variety of vehicle dynamic tests in mind. The Sensor works in all lighting conditions. Its internal infrared lighting keeps the surface illuminated in the sensor’s optical frequency, regardless of sunlight conditions. It is ideal for use on dry roads, wet roads, and dry icy roads. With an IP67 rating, TrueSlip is ready for testing in all conditions. 

TrueSlip can also provide engineering data that will give insight into improvements in ADAS and autonomous vehicle technology by testing these vehicle systems and correlating the vehicle’s internal sensors in relation to the direction of travel with respect to vehicle heading. It measures the true SAE defined slip angle, the arctangent of longitudinal velocity, and lateral velocity.