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MGA News

  • MGA Continues Battery Testing Expansion as the Automotive Industry Cranks Up the Dial on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

    As the automotive industry is putting a greater emphasis on vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries, MGA is further expanding our New York facilities to support the industry’s battery testing needs. MGA plays a vital role in the testing of cells, modules, and packs for major automotive manufacturers. We are making continual additions and upgrades to our battery testing facilities to perform innovative testing of real world situations related to these vehicles.  (more…)

  • MGA Leads Sensor Development in Rollover Events

    Rollovers are one of the most challenging issues for safety development.  The detection of a rollover event is particularly complex.  MGA has been performing rollover sensor evaluations for almost 20 years for a wide range of customers for global applications. (more…)

  • Automated Airbag Deployment System

    MGA has supported airbag deployment testing for decades. In order to further support particular specifications which call out a timing limit on deployments being conditioned, MGA developed an Automated Environmental Airbag Deployment System (AEADS).  With a single command, the chamber doors open, the track system removes the test sample from the chamber, and guides it to the specified location.  Once the sample is in the deployment position, the test is automatically performed. (more…)

  • 21″ Sled

    Industry Challenges Drive Innovation within MGA

    As vehicle safety continues to advance, the industry is seeing a push for more energy in sled testing. In response to this shift in the industry, MGA has installed a new sled facility housing both a traditional 12” bore thrust column as well as a more powerful MGA designed 21” bore thrust column. The combination of these two columns will support the full range of challenges displayed by the industry: