Crash system

For crash tests, researchers have access to a state-of-the-art cable pull crash facility including a film pit, which can be used to accelerate vehicles weighing up to 3 tons to 65 km/h. This enables the performance of common crash tests according to EURO NCAP (e.g. offset impact, small overlap, RCAR frontal impact, pile impact). Component tests of individual crash structures can also be carried out using the barrier car, which is also available. Crash tests with lightweight vehicle structures (e.g. made of CFRP) are also possible. Crash measurement technology and high-speed cameras are available for test documentation. A special feature of the facility is the removable crash block, which allows the test area to be used for driving robot-supported road tests in the entire vehicle.

Examples of use

  • Performance of EURP NCAP crash tests
  • Non-destructive tests with UFO platforms and the cable system
  • Validation of the triggering strategy of safety actuators

Laboratory management and team

Scientific Director CARISSMA – ISAFE, Research Professor for Vehicle Safety and Vehicle Mechatronics
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Brandmeier
Phone: +49 841 9348-7460
Room: H023
Test Engineer CARISSMA - Crash test facility
Christopher Ruzok, M.Sc.
Phone: +49 841 9348-3361
Room: H120