During the last 35 years, MGA has become a provider of engineering services for a variety of industries throughout the World. This success is attributed to the dedicated and innovative associates throughout the organization who have developed, designed, and built just about every piece of test equipment used in our labs throughout the . . . → Read More: Grand Opening of MGA’s Facilities & Equipment Center
Recently, MGA Research Corporation was awarded a five-year multi-standard contract for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Testing for this contract was awarded to MGA’s Michigan and Wisconsin facilities and includes FMVSS 200 series testing for crash, seats, head restraints, roof structures and more.
In November, MGA will conduct its . . . → Read More: MGA Awarded Dynamic 202A Testing for NHTSA!
In the past month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published two key documents with respect to testing conducted at MGA’s Michigan facility. Changes to current standards as well as the introduction of new safety regulations are a key part to vehicle development. Typically, changes made by the NHTSA are based on . . . → Read More: Head Restraints Procedure and Side Curtain Airbag Rule Released by the NHTSA
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) lists the purpose of FMVSS 202a as a standard to “reduce the frequency and severity of neck injury in rear-end and other collisions”. The most common neck injury associated with rear-end collisions is the whiplash injury. Whiplash injury is defined as a cervical spine injury caused by . . . → Read More: The Biomechanics of Whiplash Injuries: Why is FMVSS 202a Important?
Chris Collins performs FMVSS 202a head/neck restraint testing on a passenger vehicle seat
Whiplash is a term used to describe a range of injuries due to the sudden distortion of the neck. It is commonly associated with motor vehicle accidents, specifically rear end collisions. FMVSS 202a is a federal regulation that evaluates . . . → Read More: MGA Awarded FMVSS 202a NHTSA Contract
This webinar focused on the FMVSS 202a Head Restraints testing requirements as outlined in Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 49, Part 571.202a. These requirements became effective on September 1, 2009 for front seat head restraints. The test procedures and compliance options were reviewed.
To view this presentation please click here: . . . → Read More: MGA’s FMVSS 202a Requirements and Compliance Options Webinar Presented on November 5, 2009