Have you heard the term, “Optional NCAP”? Do you know what it means? If you’re a car manufacturer and you don’t, you may be missing out an opportunity to be recognized for safety improvements that you have incorporated into your vehicles. In 1987, the . . .
Calspan is thrilled to be presenting at Automotive Testing Expo North America 2017. Automotive Testing Expo brings together automotive testing professionals, suppliers, and engineers from around the world who are experts in the automotive testing industry. For three days, Calspan will join over 60 . . .
Exciting things are happening at Calspan in Buffalo, NY. A brand new, totally enclosed Crash Lab is entering the final phases of construction. November 2016 marked the start of construction on the 58,000 sq-ft building. Since then, the completely steel frame exterior, interior drywall, . . .
Calspan and MESSRING partner to provide automotive test solutions Coming together to fulfill the growing North American demand for crash test services and equipment Buffalo, New York – On September 26, 2017, Calspan and MESSRING announce that a partnership agreement has been established between . . .
Expanding Automotive Crash Test Capabilities Computer aided crash simulation is a tool to virtually test a vehicle and is used to reduce the time and costs of the product development cycle. These simulations are based on assumptions made by engineers, and must be validated . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Tour de THOR! THOR stands for Test Device for Human Occupational Restraint. This crash test dummy is one of the world’s most advanced anthropomorphic test devices (ATD) and has a new home at Calspan. Calspan is an independent, automotive crash test facility located in . . .