Changes to European New Car Assessment Program (EuroNCAP)

Calspan has experience successfully executing EuroNCAP’s Mobile Progressive Deformable Barrier (MPDB) test utilizing THOR.  This protocol describes a Mobile Progressive Deformable Barrier (MPDB) test. A test protocol derived from the Protection Test & Assessment Protocol (PDB) developed by UTAC (Union Technique de l'Automo-bile, du Motocycle et du Cycle), the full-width deformable barrier (FWDB) test and assessment protocol developed by TRL (Transport Research Laboratory), the EuroNCAP frontal impact testing protocol and ECE regulation No. 94.

Calspan's ability to offer this test mode in the U.S. enables crash test engineers at U.S. based automotive technical centers the convenience and flexibility.  Whether it’s in support of a new vehicle platform, to solve a problem, make a comparison or simply for pure research, Calspan has test facilities both indoors and outdoors for executing this proposed test mode.

Supported by Calspan’s ISO 17025 accreditation, Calspan’s highly experienced and talented staff work in a collaborate and flexible fashion, paying attention to even the smallest details along the way to ensure quality test data.  This methodical approach starts with understanding a customer’s needs and objectives, following industry best work instructions that establish ownership and accountability, and secondary quality checks to make sure tests are completed on time and professionally.