More Protection at the Right Moment
Every day, accidents happen on the roads where the risk of serious accidents can be reduced thanks to passive vehicle safety. Modern aids not only provide support during driving; they also contribute to the safety of the occupants.
Passive safety refers to all measures aimed at minimizing or preventing the risk of injury in an accident. These include the seatbelt and the airbag. Child seats, active headrests, and the “crumple zone” are also part of passive vehicle safety and can save lives.
Applying the Acid Test with DEKRA
At our DEKRA Technology Center in Klettwitz, we test the functionality and capacity for approval of all passive safety systems on the car body as well as interior and exterior components. Our range of services includes every relating to passive safety and child safety and covers all legal requirements for national and international approval procedures. With the highly modern impact sleds and acceleration sleds, we put material and components to the acid test. Possible safety gaps can thus be detected and eliminated.
With our extensive knowledge from over 90 years of experience, you are best advised with DEKRA when it comes to safety. Increase occupant protection with our tests and type tests and bring your passive vehicle safety to a higher level.
We are pleased that you are interested in passive safety measures. You will find an overview of our test and measurement services below.
|DEKRA test and measures service
|Dynamic tests for child restraint systems (ECE-R 44 and ECE-R 129)
|Airbag module and seat belt tightener testing
|Special sled tests for restraint systems (ECE-R 16), vehicle seats (ECE-R 17), racing seats (FIA 8855-1999) and for cargo securing
|Testing of belt and ISOFIX mountings (ECE-R 14)
|Conditioning of restraint systems and components including testing temperature influences
|High tech motion analysis with dynamic tests
|Testing of vehicle components and structures as per national and international standards (EC, ECE, FMVSS, FIA)
|Dynamic testing in accordance with customer specifications
A Hyper-G catapult system is used to expose complete car bodies, simulated vehicle environments as well as components to the effects of an impact.
The topic of passive vehicle safety also focuses on the safety of children in the vehicle interior.
Seatbelts can saves people’s lives. To protect occupants during an accident, belts, their mountings, and seats must be tested for stability.
Passive vehicle safety also includes pedestrian protection, which focuses on preventing injuries or minimizing the seriousness of injuries in a collision with a car.
Only those who are familiar with the individual materials and deficiencies can assess and take into account the overall risks.
Even ton-heavy loads can slide or tilt over from strong forces that impact on the load as well as the commercial vehicle.
In addition to tests to obtain national and international approvals, DEKRA supports you in strength tests as part of your development process.