• Mar 30, 2006
Honeywell International announced Wednesday that it will sell its First Technology Safety Systems unit, which provides integrated crash testing solutions (including an extended family of crash test dummies), to a European private investment group for $87.3 million.
FTSS is based in Plymouth, Michigan and is a subsidiary of First Technology plc. Acquisition of the U.K.-based parent company by Honeywell was completed just last week, for $508 million. Unfortunately for the dummies, Honeywell bought First Technology for its gas sensing business, not its automotive operations.

FTSS's crash business is pretty interesting, actually. Their website is worth a quick look if you're the technologically curious type.

[Sources: First Technology, Reuters]

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      I work for Honeywell, and I for one say "NOOO!!" There are numerous uses for these dummies for interoffice warfare and shenanigans.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well, this is really good. What their crash business consists of?