Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)

Calspan offers a full complement of compliance crash test services to verify that automobiles sold in the U.S. conform and certify compliance to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). These regulations are issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, who has a legislative mandate under Title 49 of the United States Code, Chapter 301 Motor Vehicle Safety.

Our testing mode capabilities include:

  • FMVSS 208, Occupant Crash Protection 
  • FMVSS 212, Windshield Mounting
  • FMVSS 219, Windshield Zone Intrusion
  • FMVSS 301F, Fuel System Integrity – Frontal Impact Tests
  • FMVSS 301L, Fuel System Integrity - Lateral Impact Tests
  • FMVSS 301R, Fuel System Integrity - Rear Impact Tests
  • FMVSS 301S, Fuel System Integrity — School Buses Over 10,000 Pounds GVWR
  • FMVSS 303, Fuel System Integrity of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicles
  • FMVSS 305, Electric Powered Vehicles: Electrolyte Spillage and Electrical Shock Protection
  • FMVSS No. 214P, Dynamic Side Impact Protection - Rigid Pole Side Impact Test
  • FMVSS No. 214D, Dynamic Side Impact Protection - Moving Deformable Barrier Test 


Calspan's automotive testing services are focused on supporting the test and evaluation needs of the automotive industry. These types of test services include:


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