CIC Assist in Minibus ECE R66/01 Roll Over Development

CIC have the capability to perform R66 coach and mini-bus rollovers, on their purpose designed rig. Coaches of up to 14 tonnes, can be tilted and rolled over onto a smooth concrete surface.

The upcoming changes to EU legislation in 2017, mean that a greater number of vehicles will fall under the scope of R66. In anticipation of this new requirement, CIC have been evaluating new designs by performing full scale tests at Cranfield for vehicle manufacturers. In addition, CIC have also performed centre of gravity tests (CoG) in three axis. These were invaluable for validating finite element models and providing the necessary physical testing data to legislative bodies.