SAIC unit orders crash test facility from Germany’s Messring

The Shanghai center will feature Messring’s M=Wall, a barrier used to measure forces during vehicle impact (Photo: Messring)

Germany’s Messring has received a second Chinese order for crash-testing equipment, underscoring that the world’s largest car market is stepping up its interest in automotive safety.

Messring, a Munich-based maker of specialized crash-testing equipment, said the new facility was ordered by SMTC, a division of SAIC.

SAIC, which is one of China’s largest car markets, builds vehicles under the MG and Rowe brands.

Messring said it will provide a load cell wall as well as cameras, data acquisition equipment, lighting and test evaluation tools.

The new facility will be located near Shanghai and ¬†close to Messring’s first project, which was a crash test site for the¬†Shanghai Motor Vehicle Inspection Center, an independent auto testing company.

The latest project is expected to be operational in 2014.


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