Special Needs Transportation

Q'Straint opens new research facility with crash simulator

Posted on April 2, 2014

Q'Straint's new iQ Research Center of Excellence includes a crash simulation system and high-speed cameras to help study the dynamics in a crash environment for wheelchair passengers.
Q'Straint's new iQ Research Center of Excellence includes a crash simulation system and high-speed cameras to help study the dynamics in a crash environment for wheelchair passengers.
Q’Straint announced on Tuesday the opening of a new research facility aimed at advancing the safety and effectiveness of wheelchair passenger travel.

Company officials said that the iQ Research Center of Excellence will push further innovation and enhance the company’s product development capabilities. The facility features state-of-the-art technologies, such as a HYGE crash simulation system and Phantom high-speed cameras to help study the dynamics in a crash environment as they relate to wheelchair passengers.

“The investment in the iQ Research Center of Excellence underscores the Q’Straint commitment to advancements in research and development,” said Bob Joseph, vice president of business development. “Our new crash simulation system allows us to now study, test, certify and bring new products to market quicker than ever before, thereby improving safety for everyone while at the same time reinforcing our position as a global technology leader within the industry.”

The iQ Research Center of Excellence and crash simulation system are located in Q’Straint’s Whitstable, U.K., location. According to the company, currently only a limited number of HYGE dynamic crash simulation systems exist in the world.

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