Test protocols and technical information

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Current protocols

How IIHS classifies vehicles by size, weight, type and price


Moderate overlap frontal testing

Test protocol

Rating protocols


Small overlap frontal testing

Test protocol

Rating protocol

Barrier design

  • Overview drawing February 2012
  • Solidworks drawing package February 2012; Solidworks 2012 file (requires Solidworks 2012 or later), includes assembly and individual part files
  • Step model February 2012; Step AP203 file of entire assembly for import to your 3-D CAD program
  • Parasolid model February 2012; Parasolid text file of entire assembly for import to your 3-D CAD program

Side testing

Test protocol

Rating protocol

Miscellaneous


Rear impact and head restraint testing


Roof strength testing


Front crash prevention testing


Headlight testing


Dummy positioning


LATCH

Test protocol

Rating protocol

Measurement tool design

Archived protocols

Moderate overlap frontal testing

Test protocol

Rating protocol


Small overlap frontal testing

Test protocol

Rating protocol


Side testing

Test protocol

Rating protocol


Rear impact and head restraint testing


Roof strength testing


Front crash prevention testing


Headlight testing

Test and rating protocol


LATCH

Hardware evaluation protocol

Rating protocol


Bumper testing

Test protocol

Summary of IIHS low-speed crash test program


Dummy positioning

Test protocol: Dummy seating procedure for rear outboard positions — procedure for properly positioning rear dummies in side impact crash tests

Rating protocols: Guidelines for using the UMTRI ATD positioning procedure for ATD and seat positioning — procedure for properly positioning driver dummies in frontal offset and side impact crash tests