Subaru Funding Crash Tests Of Pet Carriers, Crates

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
subaru funding crash tests of pet carriers crates

As part of its effort to keep pets safe on the road, Subaru is funding crash tests of pet carriers and crates.

The funding will be directed to the Center for Pet Safety in Reston, Va. according to AutoGuide, who will use the funds to determine structural integrity of every crate and carrier put through testing, as well as looking over safer methods to connect crates and carriers to the vehicle.

Subaru’s ongoing partnership with the CPS has thus far resulted in a pet harness crashworthiness test, which put several harnesses through the gauntlet, with few performing as hoped.

The tests will be carried out by MGA Research Corporation’s lab in nearby Manassas, Va., with results and recommendations to come by later this summer.

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  • Brumus Brumus on Jun 04, 2015

    Christ Almighty...shame on me for clicking "Read more" on this bit of nonsense.

  • BrunoT BrunoT on Jun 04, 2015

    Not the best use of funds. It's probably more important how the crate is secured in the vehicle than its actual construction. How many cars are in collisions where the crate in back is crushed? It's far more important that the crate not go flying.

  • FreedMike FreedMike on Jun 05, 2015

    At least 70,000 black labs in Boulder who ride in Subarus - all named "Dylan," coincidentally - are applauding this.

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Jun 05, 2015

    The correct answer for "dog container" is the back of a two-tone XC70, with the metal grate behind rear seat.