Over the past few years, the automotive industry has focused on a number of areas to improve the interior of vehicles. The look, quality, and features of a vehicle’s interior are some of the most important factors a consumer will consider in a vehicle purchase. The emphasis that automakers place on developing cutting . . . → Read More: MGA Offers Automotive Interior Suppliers Multiple Solutions
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!
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MGA Associate D.J. Whiteside Presents FMVSS 226 at the TRB Meeting
MGA was cordially invited to participate in the Transportation Research Board’s 90th Annual Meeting this year in Washington D.C. by presenting an overview of FMVSS 226 Ejection Mitigation to the audience. MGA associate D.J. Whiteside was the presenter and delivered . . . → Read More: MGA PRESENTS FMVSS 226 AT THE TRB 90TH ANNUAL MEETING IN WASHINGTON DC
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?
The year 2011 promises to be a year of change. This statement is extremely appropriate when discussing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) vehicle rating program. The NCAP rates vehicles on a scale of one to five stars. The rating for 2011 model year vehicles will incorporate frontal, side, . . . → Read More: The Flying Floor
Each year, September 1st is a very significant day to vehicle manufacturers in the United States, as it typically represents the model year change over and more so, it is the effective date of all amended or new safety regulations published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
This year, September 1st signifies several . . . → Read More: September 1st – Why is it Significant?