Brits are fatter, now their crash test dummies should be too
The Euro NCAP thinks valuable information can be obtained from the chunkier dummies, as the studies could show how larger mass results on more stress on the seat belt, and a greater chance of coming into contact with the car's interior parts. Researchers are also looking to use for the first time a smaller mannequin that represents a woman that is in the fifth-percentile of all adult females. It makes sense that the UK uses larger, heavier dummies like we do here in the States, but at £100,000 per crash tester, we think the technology-packed dummies should come with some donuts and a latte.
[Source: Daily Mail via Winding Road]
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