For many years, the APV-T Test Centre has provided test support for airbag R&D and production. Within Australia our expertise in airbag testing is unmatched, and we are the only NATA accredited airbag testing facility in Australia.
Increasingly, Australian insurance companies are putting the onus on aftermarket manufacturers to prove that their products do not affect vehicle airbags. Aftermarket seats, seat covers, dashboard covers and other additions such as protective screens can all influence the correct deployment of vehicle airbags
The deployment chambers at APV-T can be used in conjunction with high-speed imaging to capture and record the deployment characteristics of airbags with the aftermarket products. The data obtained is crucial in showing that duty of care has been met and that products have no discernible effect on vehicle safety