To sell vehicles in Europe, EU / ECE type approval is required. At one-time this was a time intensive and expense process, because vehicles developed in the U.S.A. had to be shipped to Europe for testing. Today, there is a more efficient process, whereby these tests can be conducted at Calspan and a European Technical Service organization designated by an approval authority of member state witnesses (either remotely or in person) Calspan setting up and executing a crash test. Within this designation, the European Technical Service provider acts as a conformity assessment body to carry out the initial assessment and other tests or inspections on behalf of the approval authority.
Common test conducted at Calspan: