New axle design of the IIHS barrier

Crash systems | March 22, 2022
Emergency braking test without a test vehicle

An emergency braking test without a test vehicle is not part of the official test procedure but it is common practice to test braking performance.

In contrast to a regular crash test, the axle structure in particular must withstand a much higher load, as 100% of the kinetic energy must be absorbed by the braking system alone. This can often lead to material breakage of the tie rods.

Here on track is our side impact barrier with new optimized axle configuration. The new design is IIHS approved, stable and adapted to the extreme test conditions – even without a test vehicle.