Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Wixom, MI

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Wixom, MI

Newly opened Passive Safety Center in Wixom, MI

Newly opened Passive Safety Center in Wixom, MI

The Wixom Passive Safety Center will provide high quality engineering services for all passive safety related challenges facing the automotive industry. 

The Wixom Passive Safety Center will provide high quality engineering services for all passive safety related challenges facing the automotive industry. 

Mayor Kevin Hinkley presents Mohan Raju with a dedication plaque from the City of Wixom, Michigan. 

Mayor Kevin Hinkley presents Mohan Raju with a dedication plaque from the City of Wixom, Michigan. 

Rob Vatter, CEO, Altran NA (left) and Keith Williams, CTO, Altran

Rob Vatter, CEO, Altran NA (left) and Keith Williams, CTO, Altran

Visitors touring the Passive Safety Center

Visitors touring the Passive Safety Center

Balloon Arch – Celebration for Grand Opening, November 8

Balloon Arch – Celebration for Grand Opening, November 8

Climatic chamber for low/high temp rests. (Current setup: Airbag deployment test)

Climatic chamber for low/high temp rests. (Current setup: Airbag deployment test)

Automotive Team in Lavonia MI

Automotive Team in Lavonia MI

Mayor Kevin Hinkley, City of Wixom

Mayor Kevin Hinkley, City of Wixom

Keith Williams, CTO, Altran

Keith Williams, CTO, Altran

Sebastian Wipfler conducting a tour of the Passive Safety Center

Sebastian Wipfler conducting a tour of the Passive Safety Center

Visitors take a tour of Altran's passive-safety center in Wixom, Mich., on November 8, 2017. Photo credit: Anisa Jibrell

Visitors take a tour of Altran's passive-safety center in Wixom, Mich., on November 8, 2017. Photo credit: Anisa Jibrell

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The Center’s testing department focuses on pedestrian protection, airbag testing and interior testing. 

The Center’s testing department focuses on pedestrian protection, airbag testing and interior testing. 

City Mayor and Dave Martin; Mayor Kevin Hinkley, City of Wixom; Sebastian Wipfler, Passive Safety Center Manager; Dave Martin, VP Programs, Passive Safety Center; Debra Barker, Economic & Community Development Director

City Mayor and Dave Martin; Mayor Kevin Hinkley, City of Wixom; Sebastian Wipfler, Passive Safety Center Manager; Dave Martin, VP Programs, Passive Safety Center; Debra Barker, Economic & Community Development Director

FMVSS201u Free Motion Headform Test(Glass head for alignment of launcher)

FMVSS201u Free Motion Headform Test(Glass head for alignment of launcher)

Passive Safety Testing Team in Wixom MI

Passive Safety Testing Team in Wixom MI

Rob Vatter, CEO, Altran NA

Rob Vatter, CEO, Altran NA

Ryan Cram, Oakland County presenting plaque to Altran

Ryan Cram, Oakland County presenting plaque to Altran

Crash dummy test

Crash dummy test

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Welcome to Wixom Plaque

Welcome to Wixom Plaque

County Declaration Plaque

County Declaration Plaque