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Publication Number:  N/A    Date:  October 2012
Publication Date: October 2012


FOIL (Federal Outdoor Impact Laboratory) Kia Rio Into Pole Surveillance Assessment Test



On Aug. 21, 2012 at 1:00pm, engineers at the Federal Outdoor Impact Laboratory (FOIL) at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, home to the research and development laboratories of the Federal Highway Administration, conducted a full-scale vehicle crash test (test #12010) on a 2006 Kia Rio 4-door sedan. The vehicle was accelerated at 50 km/h into a 6 inch curb, then an instrumented rigid pole, to collect data on the vehicle's crush characteristics, pole impact loads, and occupant risk measures. The test data will serve various purposes, but initially it will be used to develop frontal crush criteria appropriate for use under the new Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH) with bogie (re-usable surrogate) test vehicles. These results will be used as representative measures which will reduce the cost of testing without compromising data quality. The test also served as the FOIL one year accreditation surveillance test under which the lab renewed its ISO 17025 accreditation.

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