Active and Passive Safety
TRC’s extensive proving grounds include a full-service Impact Laboratory and a comprehensive vehicle safety development facility. Vehicle crash testing, impact simulation, highway appurtenances, automotive component static testing, dummy and instrumentation calibration labs are located in this secure area of the proving grounds.
|Enclosed Crash Barrier||Capable of testing vehicles up to 10,000 pounds (4,536 kg) at velocities up to 60 mph (97 kph).|
|Outdoor Impact Area||Capable of impacting two moving vehicles at any angle at velocities up to 100 mph (161 kph).|
|Impact Simulator||The powerful 24-inch (610 mm) HYGE pneumatic drive can carry a payload of 10,000 pounds (4,536 kg) at 44 G’s, simulating a crash speed of 71 mph (114 kph). Lighter payloads can be accelerated to velocities of 100 mph (161 kph).|
|Component Laboratory||The static test laboratory features computer-controlled hydraulic cylinders positioned to apply and record loads at specified rates of force and displacement.|
|Calibration Laboratory||Calibration services are available for accelerometers, load cells, pressure gauges and transducers, anthropomorphic test dummies, position transducers, electrical measuring instrument calibration, digital multimeters and temperature meters, and torque wrenches.|