MESSRING and Calspan announce that a partnership agreement has been established between both companies. This partnership fulfills a growing market need for automotive crash test services and the associated specialized equipment in response to the recent increase in the number of vehicular fatalities year over year. Against the backdrop of the largest yearly increase in deaths from car crashes since 1975, and with the U.S. Department of Transportation considering a major upgrade of the U.S. New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), automotive manufacturers and suppliers must begin to invest in crash test facilities, services, and equipment to develop safer vehicles.
The complexities involved with building a new or upgrading an existing crash test facility are widely variable. The types of testing, types of vehicles that can be tested, and the ability of the facility to conform to future requirements all factor into proper crash facility design. A partnership between MESSRING and Calspan will provide customers with a singular point of contact, resulting in a best value solution. Together, they will jointly present customers holistic solutions which encompass identifying and acquisition of suitable real estate, conceptual crash lab design, specialized crash lab equipment and construction management.
Furthermore, to minimize the impact that downtime can have on a lab being upgraded, Calspan will provide crash test services and test specific training on its MESSRING equipment therefore making the transition for the customer seamless. Under this agreement, Calspan will also perform calibrations on MESSRING loads cells, DAS products and speed traps.
“Calspan is well known for its exceptional engineering, crash test and calibration services; including the successful execution of complex NHTSA frontal oblique crash tests using T.H.O.R crash test dummies. This partnership in combination with Calspan’s new, state-of-the-art and highly secure crash facility, which is outfitted with MESSRING’s equipment, positions Calspan to meet the needs of regulators, traditional OEM’s, safety restraint suppliers and EV / start-ups” stated Jerry Goupil, Director of Crash Testing, Calspan.
“MESSRING is proud to continue a long history of providing the highest performance crash test equipment in the world. A partnership with Calspan extends our serviceable reach throughout all of North America. We will be able to provide our customers with a higher level of service, and a closer point of contact with the services that support our equipment” stated Mr. Corey Miller, Vice President, MESSRING North America.