Following these tests and the chassis design and installation changes that resulted, 100% impact barrier tests at 31.1mph were conducted as required for FMVSS-208 certification.
Reach & Wash® System
1,000 litre Ionic Systems Pro-5 (FULL)
Test Result: PASS
As expected, the damage to the front of the vehicle was severe, but the machine remained securely in place
Test Result: FAIL
To illustrate the need for crash-testing and the very real danger that exists, Thatcham Research conducted a comparative test using a competitor’s system. As you can see, the machine failed to stay anchored to the vehicle, and an accident would have caused severe injury or even death to the driver and passengers.
As a result of this crash testing programme, Ionic Systems were awarded FMVSS-208 certification for their systems and remain the ONLY manufacturer to achieve this standard.
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