Visit us at Booth #17002
Calspan is thrilled to be exhibiting at the Automotive Testing Expo again this year, from October 22-24 in Novi, MI. The event brings together automotive testing professionals, suppliers, and engineers from around the world who are experts in the automotive testing industry. Calspan will be showcasing its innovative independent automotive safety research campus conveniently located in Buffalo, NY.
Calspan’s own Jonathon Gondek, Business Development Manager, will be presenting on how new vehicle technologies are leading to new crash test methods. With so much new technology available in cars today, it is inevitable that the typical crash test standards that we perform will evolve as well. His presentation will cover what these changes could look like and how will they affect vehicle design and testing. Learn More.
A Rich History of Providing Innovation
Calspan has been a pioneer in automotive safety research since the 1950’s. Establishing different ways of testing various automotive parts and components which ultimately lead to creating technologies that are still used in modern vehicles. Calspan’s rich history, customer centric approach, and drive to never stop innovating is what sets them apart from other independent research facilities in North America.
When local owners, John Yurtchuk and Lou Knotts purchased the company in 2005, they committed to providing the best facilities to provide crashworthiness and safety testing to current and future customers. The depths of their commitment can be experienced across Calspan’s state-of-the-art automotive safety research campus.
The campus is now home to North America’s most capable full vehicle crash test lab, named 2018 Crash Test Facility of the Year by Automotive Testing Technology International, as well as the world’s most powerful flat track tire testing machine, and internationally recognized HYGE sled. Calspan’s long standing relationships with manufacturers and international regulatory bodies including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Euro NCAP, Latin NCAP, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) allows for insight into the best testing practices for executing tests and upgrading facilities. Calspan leadership exudes a willingness to make investments in support of customer needs which includes specific equipment and facility upgrades to accomplish projects like large vehicle development programs, unique tests, and new test equipment development.
Testing and Validating with the Experts
Calspan’s unique testing facilities are routinely utilized to validate simulation models, support verification to industry protocols, and aid in the development of safety restraint components and new vehicles.
Calspan’s impressive crash test facility features a massive, fully enclosed, climate controlled and highly secure operation that was designed specifically to support new vehicle development. Located directly across the street from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, the campus is easily accessible by new vehicle OEMs and startup companies to execute both non-destructive SLED and destructive crash tests precisely, accurately and rapidly all on one campus.
Calspan’s expert staff is available to support manufacturers as they capture massive amounts of precise data that aids in crashworthiness for new product development, passive safety innovation, and testing to global safety standards.
Customers who test at Calspan partner with expert engineers and technicians to:
- Collaborate before, during, and after test execution
- Develop a test plan; which includes advice and specific recommendations
- Design and fabricate custom test fixtures and equipment
- Provide test data in a customer’s specific/native format
Visit Calspan at the Show
Calspan’s technical experts will be on hand to discuss your automotive testing needs. Stop by Booth # 17002 to learn more.