The emergence of new vehicle and manufacturing technologies has led to the explosive growth of the automotive industry. New vehicle models and the addition of several new vehicle startups means that crash testing facilities around the world are experiencing an uptick in the number of tests being performed. To meet this growing demand, Calspan is […]Read More >
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Calspan gets regular coverage from members of the media who cover the aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation and motorsports industries. Our most recent press is listed below; check back often as we update this section with our latest news.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- A fatal car crash; it’s a worst-case scenario, and one despite developing technology in the auto industry, keeps happening according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.Read More >
Calspan has become certified to test for IWA-14 and PAS68, creating the ability for domestic companies to test locally and sell barriers overseas. Calspan is pleased to announce the recent certification of its crash barrier testing facility for PAS68 and IWA-14 standards. Primarily used in European markets, the PAS68 was developed by the British Standards […]Read More >
The rollout of ASTM2656f-17 is not set to a date yet; however, the changes that are being proposed will alter the test methodology enough that new procedures will have to be developed by testing agencies. New regulations may be in place as soon as late May 2017 barring any new issues or negative votes among […]Read More >
Calspan and Lockheed’s Skunk Works combine for unmanned combat aircraft testing in support of the Air Force Research Lab and the USAF Test Pilot School.
As reported by Aviation Week and the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Calspan successfully operated the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School’s VISTA/F-16 inflight simulator as a surrogate unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) in support of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Loyal Wingman program. Calspan’s experience with rapid prototyping and development of combat capable […]Read More >
Automotive Crash Testing – Changes Are Coming; Ready? Buffalo, New York – March 28, 2017 – Calspan is proud to announce that Gerald Goupil, Director of Crash Test Operations will be a technical keynote speaker at SAE World Congress WCX17 in Detriot, Michigan. On Tuesday, April 4th, beginning at 4 P.M. Gerald will be discussing […]Read More >
On November 2nd and 3rd, Calspan hosted a Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition (NITTEC) training event on Highway Safety / Traffic Control. This NITTEC event is designed to educate agencies that handle responses on major roadways in how to setup a temporary traffic control zone to safely divert traffic. According to the National Fire Protection […]Read More >
After a successful flight test on Calspan’s variable-stability Learjet aircraft last year, an L1 adaptive flight control system is being modified for the U.S. Air Force’s VISTA F-16 aircraft… L1 Flight Controller Soon on F-16 Fighter JetRead More >
Privileged with Fed Resources, NHTSA Upgrades NCAP – Technologue “According to Gerald Goupil, director of crash testing at Calspan, an independent engineering consultancy that conducted crash tests for NHTSA during the development of its oblique crash test, poor performers on the IIHS small-overlap test can be expected to do poorly on this new test, as […]Read More >
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