Automotive Interiors & Seating

Automotive Interiors & Seating

Dynamic Sled Testing
Superior Pulse Matching
Test Experts
Experience You Can Trust
State of the Art Facility
State of the Art Facility
Automotive Interiors & Seating

Improving Occupant Safety for Automotive Interiors & Seating

Calspan’s state of the art Sled Test Facility features two ServoSleds, the most capable sleds in the industry.

Calspan’s SLED Testing Facility has the right equipment & facility to allow vehicle manufacturers to test efficiently & effectively their vehicle seats, restraint & passive safety systems to specific crash pulse requirements through our latest Servo SLED technology. The ability to control the crash pulse through servo controlled braking system allows Calspan to deliver high-accuracy & highly repeatable test results to its customers.

With a high payload capacity and large sled carriage, this allow us to give our customers the flexibility to mount a wide range of vehicle bucks that encompass all seating positions to increase safety for all occupants with interactions of airbags, seat belts, seating and other parts of the vehicle interior, in the event of a crash.

SLED is Calspan's new state of the art simulated crash testing facility. It houses two Servo Sleds, which are both capable of on demand pulse matching.

This 40,000+ sq/ft facility was designed and equipped utilizing customer input and perspective to ensure a testing experience of the highest quality.

With multiple customer preparation rooms, as well as devoted workspace fully equipped for modifying vehicle interiors and bucks on the fly, you'll have all the tools you need at your fingertips to keep your project going and stay on-schedule.

SLED also features a high tech on-site ATD laboratory ensuring our high quality of certification, calibration, troubleshooting and repair when necessary.

Over 20,000 additional sq/ft of available storage space

ISO 9001 certified facility with ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation for our laboratory procedures

Typical Test Standards for Vehicle Interior Development (Airbags, Seating, Seat Belts, and other interior components):

  • FMVSS 208
  • EuroNCAP
  • IIHS
  • Any custom test setups

Typical Test Protocols/Standards for Vehicle Seats:

  • Whiplash (FMVSS 202a, IIHS, EuroNCAP)
  • Vehicle Specific Crash Pulse Test
  • Any custom test setups
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