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Vehicle active safety testing and inspections

“Prevention is better than cure”
CSI is one of Europe’s main laboratories in the field of motor vehicle active safety, and has always worked in compliance with the quality requirements specified in standard UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025.
CSI teams of engineers conduct tests according to the most important international standards, including ECE, EU (Europe) and FMVSS (U.S.), and work in close coordination with major vehicle manufacturers based in Europe and outside Europe, supporting their testing activities throughout new product development processes, up to the final homologation stage.
CSI is the Italian laboratory approved by Euro-NCAP for conducting all the tests designed to assess vehicle safety levels according to the protocols in force.

Evaluation of Braking Systems Performance

CSI has long-standing experience in the evaluation of braking system performances, in accordance with the applicable international standards.
Moreover, with their know-how CSI technicians support their Clients with the evaluation and control of the electronic systems designed to enhance the braking efficiency and the stability of a motor vehicle.
Main test types include:
  • Braking system performance tests (ECE R13-H, FMVSS135, FMVSS105)
  • ESC system tests (ECE R13-H, FMVSS126)
  • BAS system tests (ECE R13-H)
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) tests (ECE R64, FMVSS138)
  • Temporary-use spare wheels/tyres tests (ECE R64)

Assessment of Vehicle Automatic Braking Systems

CSI is the laboratory approved by Euro-NCAP for the assessment of motor vehicle safety performances and has all the instrumentation and the know-how necessary to conduct the active safety tests specified in the applicable regulations.
Main types of test:
AEB (Autonomous Emergency Brake) Test
CSI has soft targets simulating the rear of a vehicle, suitable for use in both static mode (stationary vehicle simulation) and in running mode (simulating a vehicle running ahead of the vehicle being tested).  Vehicle position and speed are controlled by means of robots and a Wi-Fi connection enables the vehicles to communicate with one another and transmit the information necessary to carry out the tests.
AEB VRU (Vulnerable Road User) Test
CSI has soft targets simulating a (child or adult) pedestrian crossing the street. Specific instrumentation makes it possible to assess the performances of motor vehicles equipped with pedestrian detection systems, in accordance with the Euro-NCAP test protocol.


Development of Electronic Driving Assistance Systems (DAS)

CSI supports the development of electronic driving assistance systems by conducting tests according to the applicable test protocols and standards.
The main functions tested include:
  • Blind Spot Systems
  • Parking Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
  • Manual Speed Assist (MSA)
  • Speed Limitation Information Function (SLIF)
  • Intelligent Speed Assist (ISA)

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