BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Calspan is pleased to announce it has been awarded the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) contract for executing automotive crash tests to verify that vehicles comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 214, Side Impact Protection. Under this five year contract, Calspan will provide the necessary qualified personnel, facilities, and equipment to perform inspection, compliance testing, and reporting services.
Calspan delivers superior automotive safety testing services to support government programs, vehicle manufacturers, and regulatory agencies. In January of 2018, Calspan will open a state-of-the-art crash test facility to support the growing needs of the automotive crash test industry.
The Chairman of Calspan, John Yurtchuk, stated "As an organization, we strive to support our employees with the most advanced equipment available. Our continued investment into automotive safety speaks volumes about the capability and experience of our employees."
The FMVSS 214 tests will be performed in Calspan's new crash testing laboratory, located in Buffalo, New York. This newly designed and constructed facility utilizes the most advanced crash testing technology and equipment available.
For more than 70 years, Calspan has been providing research and testing services in the aviation and transportation industries and is internationally recognized for research and innovation. Calspan is privately owned with its headquarters located in Buffalo, New York where they maintain a variety of testing facilities including a transonic wind tunnel, a vehicle crash test operation, a HYGE sled used for child seat testing, and a high performance tire testing facility. Calspan also operates a flight research and testing facility at the Niagara Falls International Airport where they own and operate a number of aircraft used as in-flight simulators and airborne testbeds. For more information about Calspan, please visit http://www.calspan.com.
Calspan Contact: Matthew Kraska
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