Passive safety laboratory

Tests performed in this laboratory:

  • Frontal impact (catapult)
  • Side impact (catapult)
  • Child restraint system
  • Low speed rear impact (Euro NCAP Whiplash)
  • Knee impact
  • Knee-mapping (Euro NCAP)
  • High speed intrusion test
  • Materials characterisation in the event of impact
  • Design and building of testing equipment
  • “Out of Position” tests
  • Ultra high speed thermography
  • Dynamic tests according to the following norms and regulations
    • Seat belts: ECE-R16
    • Interior energy absorption: ECE-R21,    FMVSS 201
    • Seats and headrests: ECE-R17 (accreditation ENAC 17025), ECE-R25, FMVSS 202)
    • Steering wheels and steering column:     ECE-R12, FMVSS 203
    • Latch: R11