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FSAE Competitions 2019 Calspan Tire Engineers will be at this years FSAE competitions including Michigan, Nebraska, and Ontario, Canada! Formula SAE (FSAE) has been an important part of colleges and universities worldwide for almost 40 years. The FSAE program gives students an opportunity to . . .
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Auto manufacturers are constantly working to update, improve, and innovate car design to meet the needs and demands of consumers. Each iteration of a vehicle must also meet safety standards set by the market the product is sold in. THE CHALLENGE: The process to . . .
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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 . . .
Tire Force Tires
Calspan’s Henning Olsson will be presenting: Measuring Contact Patch Shapes and their Effect on Tire Performance at the 2019 Tire Technology Conference in Hannover, Germany. The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, March 6th at 10:15 am. With over a decade of experience in the automotive . . .
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Crash Test expert, Gerald Goupil explains about the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Test Verification Program. With so many vehicle models on the market, each being refined or refreshed each year, it’s nearly impossible for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to test . . .
Roof Rack Systems
As old man winter settles in, we find ourselves looking for activities to get us through the low temperatures and white fluffy snow on the ground. To make the most of the long, cold winter months many make their way toward the mountain tops . . .
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Congratulations to the entire team at Calspan for being named 2018 ‘Crash Test Facility of the Year’ by Automotive Testing Technology International magazine. Locally owned by John Yurtchuk and Louis Knotts since 2005, Calspan Corporation is pleased to announce its newest addition to the . . .
Tire Society Post
On September 11-12, 2018, Calspan will once again participate as a presenter at the Tire Society’s Conference on Tire Science and Technology in Akron, OH. In the presentation “The Effects of Different Tire Operating Conditions on Transient Lateral Tire Response”, which discusses recent work . . .
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Calspan is now the proud owner of the complete Q-Series Anthropomorphic Test Devices (ATDs) more commonly known as dummies. Owning all of the dummies in the Q-Series family: Q0, Q1, Q1.5, Q3, Q3s, Q6 and Q10, permits Calspan to better serve sled and vehicle . . .
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You’ve got a 4-star safety rating, now what? If your vehicle did not achieve the NHTSA NCAP Star Safety Rating that you had hoped, the NHTSA’s “Optional” New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) might be right for you. What it is: In 1987, the National . . .