Mid-Size SUV Bumper Crash Tests
by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reached another 157 million with 1332 airings.
Tucked in the foothills of central Virginia, the state-of-the-art Vehicle Research Center is where IIHS performs the crash tests
that form the basis of its widely consulted vehicle ratings.
Past experience has demonstrated the value of conducting full-scale crash tests
Two-hundred crash test
dummies of all shapes and sizes are wired with 70-80 sensors each that tell safety engineers exactly how much and what kind of forces they endure during crash tests
has witnessed many independent crash tests
performed on after market and OEM parts.
Ford low-speed crash tests
show that aftermarket copy structural parts absorb less crash energy than genuine Ford structural parts and can result in unintended airbag deployments
2) GM says that it showed conscious regard for safety, claiming that the company conducted 50 mph crash tests
even though Federal standards did not require such stringent testing.
The company conducts hundreds of crash tests
and thousands more simulated computer tests on a yearly basis for its vehicles.
announced the very successful results of a series of professionally prepared and observed crash tests
The crash test
facility is capable of conducting a wide variety of safety tests including full frontal, angled barrier, side impact and offset crash tests
, along with simulations related to the performance of safety systems such as airbags and seatbelts.
The NHTSA proposal requires new crash tests
using a larger dummy family, consisting of 1-, 3-, and 6-year old dummies, a small (5th percentile) female dummy, and an average (50th percentile) male dummy, and improved injury criteria that better represent human tolerances.
The MicroTrack system installed by MESSRING measures 136 meters in length and makes top speeds of up to 90 km/h in crash tests