Crash Testing Extras!

March 19, 2024

Crash Testing Extras! The development of new vehicles is often challenging during the initial phases of crash testing. Particularly during early program crash tests, the ability to efficiently use test articles while collecting the maximum amount of data is necessary to push the development further along. With decades of experience in this industry, MGA is […]

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California Update: February 2024

February 23, 2024

California Update: February 2024 As the Phase 2 buildout of our California facility nears completion, we're delighted to announce the completion of our Environmental Lifecycle Durability and Strength expansion. MGA California Durability and Strength Building Since our establishment in CA, we have invested in the incorporation of five full-sized drive-in environmental chambers, nine walk-in chambers, […]

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DO160 part 2- Fluid Susceptibility and Waterproofness

January 10, 2024

Fluid Susceptibility and Waterproofness As a second installment of our deep dive into the RTCA DO-160 requirements, we now shift our focus to the liquid phase of our environmental conditions. Airborne equipment constantly encounters different liquids, whether through nature's mechanisms like rain and condensation or human interactions involving man-made chemicals. Examples of such airborne equipment […]

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MI Battery Lab Update

November 10, 2023

Since opening 2 years ago, MGA’s Battery Test Lab in Holly, MI has undergone a number of improvements to test capabilities, the commissioning of new equipment, and the development of a highly technical team dedicated to helping the industry reach their goals in the transition to electric vehicles. Highlights of these improvements include:   Multi-Axis […]

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MGA Enhances Scanning Capabilities

August 29, 2023

In the pursuit of precision and innovation within the automotive industry, scanning has emerged as a transformative technology. Scanning refers to the process of collecting three-dimensional images using an optical measuring device. A scanner operates by projecting light onto a test object, while embedded cameras analyze the object’s surface to determine its composition. Over the […]

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MGA Upgrades Equipment Following Changes to FMVSS 223

July 28, 2023

In the past, when passenger vehicles collided with the rear end of trailers or semi-trucks, the results were often catastrophic. The low height of many light vehicles resulted in the car's front end slipping beneath the trailer, often leading to passenger fatalities upon impact. To address this safety concern, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]

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FMVSS 214 Crash Test Requirements

July 13, 2023

FMVSS 214 Crash Test Requirements and MGA Research Corporation's Contribution Side impact collisions and off-the-road crashes are some of the deadliest types of car accidents one can experience. In fact, according to the National Safety Council, angle collisions alone caused over 9,000 deaths in the U.S. in 2021. To address this issue, Federal Motor Vehicle […]

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Vibration Capabilities

June 23, 2023

MGA’s Vibration Capabilities Continue to Grow The last time you traveled on a rugged road, you probably experienced the discomfort of your vehicle shaking unpleasantly. These vibrations may have just been a minor annoyance to you, but they represent a major concern to manufacturers in the transportation industry. Vibrations incurred during travel are one of […]

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MGA Rollover Protection Development

June 8, 2023

MGA Continues to Lead Vehicle Rollover Protection Development  Rollover accidents cause a disproportionate number of injuries and deaths across the country. For this reason, as well as to be considered federally compliant for ejection mitigation, a builder must include rollover testing in vehicle development. The federal government has a requirement for ejection mitigation, which means […]

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