Safety Testing

Test and supporting services to meet Euro NCAP, European, US and other worldwide safety standards.

Skilled and experienced engineers, consultants and project managers work with the latest equipment to deliver high complexity tests to global legislative and vehicle development scenarios. Millbrook are specialists in crash testing high voltage BEVs and HEVs.

The crash and safety systems laboratories benefit from continual investment and are situated in close proximity to dedicated preparation areas, calibration and instrumentation laboratories, workshops and offices to suit any customer requirement.

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Sled Crash Laboratory

State-of-the-art ServoSledTM facility is the first of its kind in the UK.

Accurate, repeatable and with pulses precisely correlated to a real crash, Millbrook’s ServoSledTM replaced a HyGe Sled in 2015. The laboratory is equipped for testing to FMVSS, ECE and NCAP safety standards.

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Full Scale Crash Laboratory

A large, established facility with secure preparation bays and on-site workshops.

A suite of crash tests is conducted mimicking a range of types of scenarios from frontal and side impact to gravel trip and rollover.

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Crash Safety Systems

Flexibility to conduct safety systems test and component development to global standards and customer requirements.

  • Environmental static airbag deployment
  • Airbag abuse & misuse: Laboratory and track-based testing
  • Bumper pendulum system
  • Headform pendulum impact rig
  • Pedestrian test facility
  • Seat belt anchorage rig
  • Gravity drop tower

Active Safety Testing

Millbrook offers a range of facilities and capabilities for testing Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) including:

  • Tow targets
  • OxTS RT3003 inertial & GPS measurements with 1 cm accuracy
  • OxTS RT base station
  • Data acquisition capabilities
  • ABD Torus steering robot with torque measurement
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
    • Static and mobile vehicle to vehicle shunt collisions
    • Pedestrian and cyclist crossing in front of a vehicle
    • Vehicle turning across the path of pedestrians and cyclists
    • EuroNCAP specification soft car with towing rig
    • Articulated adult and child pedestrian dummies
    • Bicycle and cyclist dummy

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems tested include:

  • Active Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Autonomous Parking
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking

Read more about the Urban Test Bed for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles here.

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