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Messring to install new crash facility at Chongqing Vehicle Test & Research Institute

Messring has been contracted by Chongqing Vehicle Test & Research Institute (CVTRI) to build a new crash test facility for analysis of cars, trucks and, in particular, buses.

CVTRI operates two national test centers and one regional test center in China. This includes 170m of track located in a covered hall and 100m of track outside. Messring’s MicroTrack rail system will be installed throughout the entire facility, including additional sled tracks. An electric motor is used to power operations in both directions. Crash tests can be conducted up to a maximum speed of 80km/h.

The hall will house a firmly anchored crash block for car impact tests, a rectangular film pit in front of the crash block, and a second, centrally positioned octagon-shaped film pit with a diameter of about 8m.

An additional crash block for evaluating trucks and buses will be placed at the end of the outdoor track. The equipment will also include two moving barriers with camera tripods.

Messring’s designers have already incorporated anchoring systems for rollover, small-overlap and other types of tests into the facility’s layout. Furthermore, the crash test facility can easily be expanded into an oblique track at a later stage.

“With this configuration, the CVTRI’s new crash test facility has a future-proof design and can be used for testing global testing,” said Dierk Arp, CEO of Messring.

The facility is scheduled to open in December 2018; installation will begin in July 2018. Messring is managing the project in close collaboration with its subsidiary Chongqing Messring Trading.

November 15, 2017

Written by Rachel Evans

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