SKODA AUTO opens state-of-the-art crash lab at the Polygon test centre in Úhelnice near Mladá Boleslav
The new crash lab is more than twice the size of the previous test centre. Crash test capacity is being increased to meet the demand for these vehicles and will be gradually expanded by ŠKODA AUTO over the coming years.
Other testing equipment includes the ultramodern ‘Flying Floor’ test sled, which accelerates the cars attached to it for the all-important side pole-impact test. Barriers for offset frontal impact, what is known as the small overlap test, and a barrier vehicle for the rear-impact as well as car-to-car tests compliant with the new Euro NCAP requirements cover all current test scenarios. In the separate hall, ŠKODA AUTO has installed equipment to flood vehicles in the event of unexpected incidents involving damaged batteries following crash tests with electric cars.
Nine adult dummies and four child dummies of various kinds act as the occupants of the test vehicles at the new centre. 20 static and 30 on-board high-speed cameras – all in HD – record the results of the crash tests.
Mar 03, 2020 at 22:11