Calspan to exhibit at the 2019 SAE Government/Industry Meeting

Calspan to exhibit at the 2019 SAE Government/Industry Meeting

Visit Us at Booth #8

Calspan will be exhibiting at the 2019 SAE Government/Industry Meeting which will be held in Washington D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center April 3-5, 2019. Attending this annual event is part of Calspan’s commitment to serve global innovators as they work to make getting from one place to another safer for all.

This technical conference brings together government policy and regulatory makers, auto industry experts, and academic institutions for networking and technical information sharing related to vehicle safety. At the conference, attendees can visit with Calspan representatives to discuss their test needs, proposed crash test protocols, current compliance and NCAP tests, and learn about Calspan’s SLED and full vehicle crash test laboratories. Calspan’s unique testing facilities are routinely utilized to validate simulation models, support verification to industry protocols, and aid in development of safety restraint components and new vehicles.

SLED Testing Capabilities

Calspan’s HYGE acceleration SLED is capable of component testing including body-in-white, seat & restraint system, and accessories that may be added to a vehicle such as roof racks, juvenile accessories, and other large specialized equipment such as ambulance cots. The same G-force and speeds that occur in a vehicle crash can be created on the SLED, providing innovators a more cost effective and non-destructive method to test their product. Calspan is also capable of certifying roof rack mounts to the most widely accepted test mode, ISO: 11154.  Autonomous vehicle companies have also been using this standard to test instrumentation which is placed on the roof of their vehicles.

State-of-the-Art Vehicle Crash Test Facility Capabilities

January 2019 marked the first anniversary of the opening of Calspan’s brand new, state-of-the-art crash laboratory. This massive, fully enclosed, climate controlled and highly secure facility, located directly across the street from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, was designed specifically to support new vehicle development.  As such, everything required to execute crash tests precisely, accurately and rapidly is all within one building. Including a MESSRING propulsion system, MicroTrack and multiple high-resolution load cell wall, as well as separate and secure test vehicle preparation bays, private customer rooms, an ATD certification laboratory, and a secure shipping and receiving dock.  

Calspan works closely with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and currently holds contracts to perform Research, FMVSS 213, FMVSS 214, FMVSS 301, FMVSS 305, and NCAP testing. Stop by the booth to further discuss these and other new protocols with Calspan learn how to get your products crash tested and approved for use.  

Learn more about crashworthiness and occupant protection testing at Calspan before you attend the show.

Need testing?

Stop by our booth or set up a meeting to discuss your needs and enter a drawing to win a complimentary crash test*.



Making the trip to D.C.?  Make the most of your travel time and combine your visit to D.C with a visit to our Buffalo, NY location for a personalized tour of the new crash test facility. Traveling to/from Buffalo and D.C. is easy, there are direct flights daily. Please contact us to book your visit.  

*Subject to restrictions.


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