MUNICH, November 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Cooperation with Wolf Composite Solutions / Fulfilling latest US NCAP regulations
The Strikeable Surrogate Vehicle (SSV) is the new test system which NHTSA will be using to test Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) systems in the US. As of 2018 the US NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) will be adopting AEB as a recommended safety technology in the assessment criteria for all new vehicles. In the test, the SSV simulates a vehicle ahead which is registered by the test specimen's assist system and triggers a braking or evasion maneuver. The SSV´s main component is a carbon target which realistically mimics the rear end of a car.
While the industry is still discussing differences in US and EU test procedures, German crash test facility manufacturer MESSRING is already adapting the SSV to its own towing system, which has become the undisputed standard in Europe and Asia.
In a cooperative effort with American carbon fiber specialist Wolf Composite Solutions (NHTSA's development partner) this has resulted in a new hybrid solution which enables testing according to both procedures, and combines the SSV target with the advantages of the robust and precisely guided EuroNCAP towing system from MESSRING.
Without conversion work the user can switch between US or EuroNCAP testing providing maximum flexibility in terms of the required test scenarios and prevents the need for additional space in the form of a track rail permanently installed on the test track.
Aside from the markets of America, which are served by Wolf Composite Solutions, MESSRING will be handling worldwide sales and service for both versions: the "Hybrid" solution with the European original towing system as well as the American SSV with the NHTSA track rail system.
SOURCE MESSRING Systembau GmbH