Which is the best Crash Test Lab in the world?

Which is the best Crash Test Lab in the world?

By having a world class facility run by experts, both in 2018 and 2019 Calspan was bestowed the international honor of Crash Test Lab of the Year from Automotive Testing Technology International. An award given to highlight and reward the efforts of individuals and companies who have made a difference in the world of vehicle development.

How are crash tests done for electric cars?

Developmental Crash Tests: Crash tests on prototype vehicles requiring a significant amount of instrumentation (100+ vehicle data channels, highly instrumented ATDs, etc.), CMM and vehicle modification/re-build between tests. Especially, fully electric vehicles

What do you need to know about Calspan crash testing?

This includes offices, customer rooms, vehicle preparation garages, the ATD laboratory, crash halls and a secure shipping and receiving dock (for dropping off and picking up vehicles from within the building).

What kind of crash test do they do in Indiana?

The Indiana Mills and Manufacturing Inc. (IMMI) company has a Center for Advanced Product Evaluation (CAPE) that performs some of these wild impact tests. CAPE uses a 1.9-million pound block (!) to crash-test stuff that would destory ordinary crash test equipment.

Where can I get a crash test done?

Some organizations that conduct crash tests include Calspan, an independent test laboratory in Buffalo, NY.

What are the standards for a crash test?

Crash tests are conducted under rigorous scientific and safety standards. Each crash test is very expensive so the maximum amount of data must be extracted from each test. Usually, this requires the use of high-speed data-acquisition, at least one triaxial accelerometer and a crash test dummy, but often includes more.

What do the IIHS crash tests look for?

IIHS tests evaluate two aspects of safety: crashworthiness — how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash — and crash avoidance and mitigation — technology that can prevent a crash or lessen its severity. Start typing a make and/or model, and a list of choices will appear.