New areas of focus for safety

Safety in motor vehicles is continuously developing. New issues will always continue to appear, for which new solutions and technologies will need to be found.

Most wheelchairs and mobility aids for the handicapped are unable to withstand the loads they are subjected to during a road traffic accident. For wheelchair users transported by vehicle, this represents a considerable safety risk that only until recently has been the subject of only minor interest.

Due to the introduction of EU directive 2007/46, new standards for the safety of wheelchair users in vehicles have been set. The issue of the integrity of the wheelchair during a road traffic accident has been given more focus.

Another new focus area involves unsecured cargo in cars and commercial vans. Crash testing of walls (bulkhead) which separate the cargo area from the from the vehicle passengers can determine whether its construction and method of fitting is adequate such that the driver or passengers  will not be hit by flying packages during an accident.

With more than 19 years' experience in the development, safety testing and production of automotive equipment, Dahl Engineering possesses a wealth of knowledge in this area.

As a supplier of components we are also able to offer close co-operation with regard to the development and testing/certification of components in the conjuction in which they are to be used.

 

Click here to see our Safety standards and test procedure booklet

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