New crash test dummy joins the lineup
Well, the former is taking shape, so to speak. In Sweden, the land of Volvo, the safety poster-car, the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg and the National Road and Transport Research Institute are currently developing a female crash test dummy.
“For neck injuries from rear-end collisions, whiplash, the risk for women is twice as high as for men,” the road institute said in a statement. It will be interesting to see how this development will influence safety features in the future.
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