Vehicle Crash Test Database contains engineering data measured during
various types of research, the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), and
compliance crash tests. Information in this database refers to the performance
and response of vehicles and other structures in impacts. This database
is not intended to support general consumer safety issues. For general
consumer information please see the NHTSA's information on buying
a safer car.
to the Vehicle Crash Test Database is limited to the hours listed below.
Outside of these hours the database is unavailable in order to support
regular maintenance. Occasionally, the database may be unavailable briefly
during the listed hours due to unexpected maintenance or application
NOTE: All times are with respect to Washington, DC,
USA (US Eastern, Daylight Savings Time is observed).
06:00 - 21:00
(6 AM - 9 PM)
06:00 - 24:00
(6 AM - Midnight)
of vehicle tests are those done as part of the NCAP and lateral
vehicle-to-vehicle impacts. Features of the interactive access tools
include drill-down to detail views, support for plotting of the
crash test signals, download of individual signals in either NHTSA
UDS-1992 or ASCII X-Y (as tab separated values) format, and download
of entire test data sets in either NHTSA UDS-1992 or NHTSA EV5 ASCII
Query by test
Includes definitions of data elements identifying the test (type,
configuration, date, performing contractor) as well as some elements
that identify test conditions (closing speed or impact angle). Signal
plotting, signal download, and download of an entire data set are
supported by this application.
Query by vehicle
parameters such as make, model, and year
Includes information about the vehicle being tested (make, model,
year, engine type) as well as data gathered during testing (travel
angle, vehicle damage index, bumper engagement). Signal plotting,
signal download, and download of an entire data set are supported
by this application.
Query by barrier
Includes information where a fixed object that doesn't move is involved,
such as a bridge rail, a pole, or a flat angled barrier. Information
on tests not incorporating a barrier-type element will not be available
via this query interface. Signal plotting, signal download, and
download of an entire data set are supported by this application.
files listed below are exports of the NHTSA Vehicle Crash Test Database
made available for download by any user wishing to explore the available
crash test specification data. While we cannot provide specific
technical assistance for individual database products, a descriptive summary
of the format of the export files is available to aid users.
The files are compressed ZIP
archives of ASCII files. Data fields are delimited by the pipe character
("|") used to designate EVS data fields.
software will be required to extract the files and import them into
other programs. Programs such as Microsoft Access and Excel support
an ASCII file import facility and allow the user to select the data