Crash Testing

All-Terrain, Utility, Off-Highway Vehicle

Calspan has the capability to execute vehicle crash tests on all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), also known as a quad, quad bike, three-wheeler, four-wheeler or quadricycles, and utility vehicles (UTVs) commonly referred to as side-by-sides (often written as SxS) which are small 2- to 6-person four-wheel drive off-road vehicle.  These vehicles are also referred to as utility task vehicles (UTVs), recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs), or multipurpose off-highway utility vehicles (MOHUVs).


Calspan offers a full complement of crash test services.  It’s highly skilled staff works with 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. 


These tests yield quality test data, which includes:

  • Accelerometers
  • Angular Rate Sensor
  • Pressure Switches
  • Load Cells
  • Potentiometers
  • Contact Switches
  • Strain Gauges
  • High Speed Video
  • Real-time Video
  • 3D Measurements (CMM)


This information can be used to evaluate the performance of crashworthiness structures and occupant protection systems, component performance, compliance with internal requirements, and to verify that production variation does not affect performance.

All-Terrain, Utility, Off-Highway Vehicle Services