Honeywell orphans crash test dummies

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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