Side impact test according to ECE-R 95 and EG guideline 96/27/EWG
A side impact test on an Audi TT equipped with LSD door hinges has been conducted by the DEKRA Accident Research and Crash Test Center according to ECE-R 95 and EG guideline 96/27/EWG.
A moving barrier accelerated to 50 km/h (30 mph) to impact 100% of the side of the vehicle. A dummy (type Euro-SID 1) was utilized to measure the passenger protection and to identify the loads on head, chest, abdomen and pelvis.
The side impact test impressively proved: vehicles equipped with LSD doors offer the necessary protection and guarantee optimum safety for their passengers.
The crashtest video can be viewed from three different camera angles
Tensile Force Comparative Test
Tensile Force Comparative Test according to EWG guideline 70/387/EWG
The force increases permanently to 9.000 Newton. The test takes about 10 minutes for each hinge (shown here in fast motion).
The force gradually decreases after reaching the maximum force. Each hinge is now measured how far it is reforming to its original shape.