Crash Test Barriers

For Automotive Safety Testing

Automotive vehicle design is constantly evolving, with a great deal of effort placed on passenger safety, while at the same time making vehicles lighter and more fuel efficient. Our mission is to support this goal with high quality, consistent crash test barriers.

We manufacture and supply crash test barriers to the worldwide automotive industry. These made-to-spec vehicle crash barriers are used by automobile manufacturers, safety and testing agencies, and numerous government institutes throughout the world. The performance is intended to provide a measurement tool with sufficient precision to ensure repetitive and correlative results that reflect the protective performance of a motor vehicle with respect to human occupants.

Plascore frontal and side impact crash test barriers are manufactured to industry standards, including ECE, NHTSA and IIHS specifications. Manufacturing is conducted under ISO 9001 standards for the highest quality and consistency. Barriers are available from distribution locations worldwide. Paint finishes include grey or blue anti-reflective paint standard. Custom paint configurations available.

AE-MDB Advanced European Mobile Deformable Barrier
deformable-barrierFor Side Impact Crashworthiness Evaluation
Plascore Item #38588
Euro-NCAP AE-MDB v1.0
AE-MDB Advanced European Mobile Deformable Barrier PDF

NHTSA 214 Moving Deformable Barrier 
energy-crash-NHTSAFor Side and Rear Crashworthiness Evaluation
NHTSA TP214-D
NHTSA 49CFR571.214
NHTSA Lab Test Procedure
Dynamic Side Impact Protection
TP214D Appendix C
Plascore Item Number: B104893
NHTSA 214 Moving Deformable Barrier (PDF)

NHTSA Oblique Mobile Deformable Barrier 
energy-crash-NHTSAFor Frontal Oblique Crashworthiness Evaluation
NHTSA RMDB v2015
Plascore Items #48723 & #48724
NHTSA Oblique Mobile Deformable Barrier (PDF)

IIHS Side Impact Barrier
iihssideFor Side Impact Crashworthiness Evaluation
Plascore Item Number: B105026
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Moving Deformable Barrier Specification – October 2007
NHTSA Lab Test Procedure Dynamic Side Impact Protection TP214D Appendix C
IIHS Side Impact Barrier (PDF)

IIHS Side Impact Barrier V2
iihssideFor Side Impact Crashworthiness Evaluation
Plascore Item Number: 59212
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Side Impact Crashworthiness Evaluation
Moving Deformable Barrier 2.0 Specification (Version I) October 2020
IIHS Side Impact Barrier V2 (PDF)

WG11 Frontal Offset Deformable Barrier for Frontal Crashworthiness Evaluation
energy-crash-european-frontPlascore Item Number: B104940
United Nations ECE R94
European Directive 96/79/EC
NHTSA Lab Test Procedure
Dynamic Side Impact Protection
TP214D Appendix C
WG11 Frontal Offset Deformable Barrier (PDF)

WG13 European Side Impact Moving Deformable Barrier
energy-crash-europrogressFor Side Impact Crashworthiness Evaluation
Plascore Item Number: 38587
United Nations ECE R95 Amendment 3
European Directive 96/27/EC
European Side Impact Barrier (PDF)

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