Safety in automotive

Do you recognize these figures?

They are the heroes of all crashtests in the world.

Thanks to their hard and very dangerous work, driving a car becomes much safer. However, the popular car accidents simulation is not the only element of quality tests before using the car. Manufacturers use newer solutions to check the durability of individual parts of the car before putting them on assembly lines. The new tester developed by MADevice ( checks these nuances; it is a kind of reverse-engineering – of course in the context of potential damage. How does the car behaves during an accident? How is the stress distributed in a given model, which zones are particularly vulnerable and where there is potentially the least distortion? For such answers has just awaited one of MADevice’s clients. He received a tool that leaves no doubt whether a given product – or its component part – is durable, robust and resistant.

MADevice has developed a device that verifies whether a given component – in this case a barrier- can cope with various strength criteria. What is more important: the tests were made in three variants – with a full barrier, with glass and equipped with a lattice. The tests carried out with the use of MADevice technology verify the degree of surface distortion when at a certain time and with the assumed strength there will be pressure on a given material. A strain gauge and servo drive were used for this. The tests performed by MADevice are based on several variables – both the speed of pressure and the strength itself. They give a precise answer to how a given material reacts to specific factors. For the MADevice’s customer it is a unique reference database leading to valuable conclusions in the context of possible construction changes of a specific element and, consequently, safety – and this is a priority in the car industry. The results of analyses made by the MADevice tester can be observed in real-time mode – directly on the operator’s panel; test results in the X/Y axis format can also be generated in an Excel file with recording data at 100 ms intervals. The mechanism of obtaining detailed data that covers the strength and durability of a given element in the car industry is one of the many high quality standards to be met. Our solution perfectly fits into this sector in the context of customers’ expectations. The analysis of individual components becomes a rich base for designers, and subsequently – it goes into a higher level of safety for each of us: drivers and passengers.

Short film material from the next stages of the project’s creation