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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.

WorldSID and RibEye are changing crash testing for the better

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 […]

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Calspan Expands Barrier Testing Capability

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 […]

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ASTM 2656F Changes coming in 2017

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 […]

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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 […]

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Calspan’s Gerald Goupil to present Technical Keynote at WCX17

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 […]

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Calspan Supports Local First Responders by Hosting Important Training

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 […]

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NHTSA Upgrades NCAP – MotorTrend

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 […]

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