Thames Side Sensors first on crash walls.
Thames Side Sensors, the established European
leader in the design and manufacture of instrumented
crash walls, is expanding into the American and Far
Eastern markets following a deal with First Technology
Safety Systems (FTSS).
FTSS will now promote Thames Side's force sensing vehicle
crash test walls throughout these regions and provide technical
support and servicing.
Thames Side Sensor's modular walls provide crash laboratories
with a flexible system which maximises the number of tests
that can be conducted. The technology is increasingly in demand,
particularly in North America. Detroit based FTSS is the world's
largest developer of sophisticated crash test dummies and
computer crash simulation models, with substantial experience
in force measurement and instrumentation.
Commenting on the agreement, Thames Side Sensors Sales
Director, Steven Brown said 'Our alliance with FTSS is a logical
step which will allow us to provide local support to existing and
prospective customers in the Americas and Far East. When
looking for a partner, it was important to find an organisation that
fully understood the demands of the industry for reliable and
accurate crash test data collection. First Technology more than
met this criterion.'
The alliance has already borne fruit with the availability of after
sales service from FTSS being one of the factors in Thames
Side-Maywood winning an order from PMG Technologies
Canada to upgrade their crash test facility in Montreal.
The majority of laboratories conducting European NCAP crash
tests now utilise Thames Side Sensor's innovative modular
system. The wall has a sensor array that can be quickly
re-configured to allow full frontal, off-set, insurance, and angular
tests to be made using the same set of force sensors.