Comprehensive security

Leader in Spain and Europe in comprehensive vehicle safety

Cidaut is the undisputed leader in Spain and Europe in the field of comprehensive vehicle safety. We have engineering, calculation departments and our own testing laboratories for the development of security systems based on regulatory, consumer or internal client requirements, to which we respond to any need or problem they present.

We work on the design and development of new solutions in vehicles and systems that reduce the consequences of accidents for occupants and road users according to standards of the European Union, United Nations, USA, China and India (EU, UN , FMVSS, GB, IS) as well as consumers (NCAP and IIHS).

Our technical teams multidisciplinary They work closely with the client, comprehensively addressing all phases of the functional development of the vehicle and providing solutions in the design, development, optimization and validation of the various components, absorption structures and systems retention, ensuring its proper integration into the vehicle to reduce the risk of damage to the occupant in the different types of collision.

  • Study and simulation of the constellation of crash scenarios according to different regulations and markets.
  • Development of bodywork and moving elements against crashes.
  • Design and optimization of occupant restraint systems and cabin interiors.
  • Definition and execution of validation plans for the development of systems and components and final validation in full vehicle crash.
  • Advanced studies and research on occupant retention and protection systems.

All activities necessary for the development of passive safety (Engineering, calculation and testing) are carried out in a single development center allowing a high degree of coordination between the different teams, suppliers and clients involved, thus ensuring efficient planning and execution of projects.

Cidaut technological capabilities - Comprehensive security - Active protection

We have extensive experience in definition of automobile components within the discipline that seeks to avoid accidents. We use the most advanced software, supported by our testing laboratories.

We investigate the incorporation of advanced communication devices in all types of vehicles so that they can receive information and, consequently, make the best decisions while driving.

Cidaut technological capabilities - Comprehensive security - Infrastructure containment systems

We investigate the risks associated with special or erroneous installation conditions of containment systems: short sections, influence of the terminals, inconsistency of the terrain, proximity of ditches, intersections, bad practices, geometry of the shoulder, etc...

We define the analysis and testing criteria that allow for an objective evaluation of the elements that make up the infrastructure and we actively participate in the main working groups and national and international regulatory committees.

  • Crash installation for vehicles with a mass of up to 3.5Tn and speeds of up to 80Km/h for carrying out front, side and rear impact tests. ODB, AZT FF 30º, Underride, 254mm Post barriers are available, as well as mobile barriers for full vehicle side impact according to FMVSS214 and IIHS and structural energy absorption tests.
  • The Vehicle Crash Laboratory has UNE-EN-ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for the test standards: UN-ECE R12, UN-ECE R32, UN-ECE R34-03, UN-ECE R94, UN-ECE R95 , UN-ECE R135, UN-ECE R137 and UN-ECE R153. (ENAC No. 412/LE858).

Reverse acceleration catapult to reproduce frontal and lateral crash on sled. It has an acceleration capacity of -45g to + 75g with a maximum load of 1000 Kg for carrying out tests on the occupant restraint system, as well as tests on the behavior of the components against inertia.

Open-air installation on an area of ​​23 hectares for testing, research and evaluation of safety elements linked to Road Infrastructure:

  • Safety barriers.
  • High containment parapets.
  • Faders, terminals and transitions.
  • Unique environments.
  • Structures supporting infrastructure elements.
  • Protection of motorcyclists.

The Road Infrastructure Safety Laboratory has the UNE-EN-ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for the testing standards: UNE-EN 1317, NCHRP-350, MASH, CEN-TS 16786, UNE-EN 12767, UNE 135900 and CEN -TS 17342. (ENAC Nº 412/LE858).

  • Facilities for impact testing of components composed of a linear mass launcher (LIT) 70 Kg @ 10m/s, impact pendulum (UN ECE R21) and OOP test room (FMVSS208, ISO TR-) as well as Headforms for testing FMVSS201 and FMVSS226.
  • The Laboratory has UNE-EN-ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for testing standards: UN-ECE R12. (ENAC No. 412/LE858)

Cidaut has its own dummy certification laboratory where inspections are periodically carried out on our fleet of +30 dummies: THOR 50th, H-III 95th, H-III 50th, H-III 5th, TNO 10, H-III 6YO, H-III 3YO, Q10, Q6, WS50th, ES2, SID II's and Bio RID

  • Walk-in climate chamber: 2.8 x 2.5 x 5 m (w*h*d) range – 40ºC to 120ºC and humidity control 10% to 95% RH
  • Simulation of sunlight and climate chamber: Sun Load (DIN 75220), 3.5 m3 (2,1 x 1,1 x 1,5) range – 40ºC to 150ºC.
  • Corrosion and salt fog chamber: DIN 50021, DIN 50014, DIN 50017, ASTM B117, Dimensions 0.7 m3 (0,9 x 0,74 x 1,1)
  • The Laboratory has UNE-EN-ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for the testing standards: PV 1200, PV 2005 Variant A, PV 3545, PV 3546. (ENAC Nº 412/LE858).