All Hamer Bull Bars are ADR approved and airbag-compliant

The Australian Design Rules (ADRs) are national standards for vehicle safety, anti-theft and emissions. The ADRs are generally performance based and cover issues such as occupant protection, structures, lighting, noise, engine exhaust emissions, braking and a range of miscellaneous items.
The ADR Bull bar validation process requires a Frontal Vehicle Protection System (FVPS) test. Hamer4x4 opted for the Sled test method through an accredited NATA testing facility, to test airbag compatibility and dynamic structural integrity analysis at the ADR69 velocity.
Hamer4x4 explains that the sled test method assists manufacturers of Frontal Vehicle Protection Systems (FVPS), or bull bars and nudge bars, to assess the effects of their FVPS on a vehicle structure during a crash event.
In all FVPS testing, the sled is equipped to simulate the real vehicle mass, the original chassis structure and stiffness profile.
The FPVS Airbag Compatibility test uses sled mounted accelerometer data to evaluate and compare the FVPS ‘Crash Pulse’ (Deceleration/Time) and Delta V curves with the vehicle’s original equipment bumper bar at the ‘airbag fire/no fire’ threshold velocity of 16km/h.
FPVS rigid barrier sled testing at the ADR69 specified velocity of 48 km/h is intended to support product development and the design verification process. All bull bar sled testing offers high-speed video services to further evaluate the impact characteristics.
The intended purpose of sled testing is to allow dynamic assessment of a FVPS structure on a system intended to replicate the appropriate vehicle type.
This testing allows manufacturers to exhibit reasonable precaution and due care in design of their FVPS by demonstrating that their product provide similar impact characteristics to the original vehicle, does not detach during impact and is not likely to adversely affect airbag deployment characteristics and the original vehicle’s ADR compliance.
Hamer4x4 explains that all of its products are ADR approved and airbag-compliant, with its Next-Gen Raptor Brand New Atlas Series bull bar and 300 Series Toyota LandCruiser King Series bull bars next in line to be ADR tested and approved.

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