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
The amount of containment that a countermeasure must produce was selected by the NHTSA to be less than or equal to 100 mm (4 inches). This value was selected based upon research and by referencing other safety standards such as FMVSS 217 and 206. The excursion value is the only performance criteria set . . . → Read More: SUMMARY OF THE FMVSS 226 TEST REQUIREMENTS AND METHODOLOGY
The integration of the requirements for the Ejection Mitigation regulation poses many serious changes for vehicle manufacturers. In addition, many of the changes made to the regulation since the release of the NPRM will also undoubtedly have consequences on some of the decisions made over the past year towards meeting this requirement.
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The NPRM and Final Rule Documents
Since the 2006 Memorandum and 2009 NPRM, the methodology of the FMVSS 226 Final Rule has undergone significant revisions. Details such as the test speed, how to target the vehicle, and the requirements for the impactor have been the subject of debate as comments were . . . → Read More: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE FINAL RULE AND THE NPRM?
MGA Associate Ryan Jones Prepares the Impactor Headform
The final rule advances the start date for compliance one year earlier than originally projected in the NPRM. Depending on the type of vehicle, compliance phase-in may begin as soon as 2013.
For passenger cars, multi-purpose passenger vehicles, trucks and buses with a gross vehicle . . . → Read More: COMPLIANCE SCHEDULE FOR FMVSS 226
To View NHTSA’s Press Release Click Here
To View Final Rule Click Here
To View MGA’s Ejection Mitigation Demo Video Click Here
. . . → Read More: WHY IMPLEMENT FMVSS 226 EJECTION MITIGATION?
The MGA Dynamic Impact Laboratory in Troy, MI
Undoubtedly, the industry will face many challenges as it perfects its countermeasure designs and moves forward into the FMVSS 226 phase-in schedule. Some of these challenges will not only come from design changes, but also from laboratory changes that will be necessary to properly . . . → Read More: MGA’S INNOVATIVE EQUIPMENT SOLUTION FOR FMVSS 226