Crash Testing

Delivery, Medium & Heavy Duty Trucks & Bus

Calspan has the capability to execute vehicle crash tests on cargo vans, medium and heavy duty full sized pick-ups, mobility vehicles, conversion vans, step vans, walk-in vans, box trucks, city delivery trucks and busses weighing up to 33,000 lbs. (14,968.6 kg.). This includes two-axle, four-tire vehicles including pickups, panels, vans, and other vehicles such as campers, motor homes, ambulances, hearses, carryalls, and minibuses. It also includes buses with two axles and six tires or three or more axles.

Due to the speed at which a crash test can be conducted, a significant amount of quality test data can be instantly acquired to refine and validate simulation models, to evaluate the performance of crashworthiness structures and occupant protection systems and to verify that production variation does not affect performance. Including to verify compliance to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).

Calspan offers a full complement of crash test services.  It’s highly skilled staff works with its customers in a collaborative, flexible and responsive manner to meet even the most demanding program needs.  Services that not only include tests to established standards but also to evolving and upcoming standards; some of which Calspan assisted in developing.