Behind the scenes with Mr. Johansson, the Saab crash test dummy

Not born from jets: Mr. Johansson the Saab crash test dummy – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Being a crash test dummy is hard work. You get placed in a vehicle that's smashed into walls, T-boned by battering rams, jolted around and flipped upside down. All in the name of safety, making our cars a more secure environment to transport ourselves, our friends and our families.

And it's largely thankless work, too, apart from an '80s cartoon show and a Canadian pop band. But now it's time for a brief curtain call for the punching bags of the auto industry, as Saab takes us behind the scenes with Mr. Johansson, one of its highly complex anthropomorphic sensors. Follow the jump to watch the footage, complete with subtitles for those of us who don't speak the language of assemble-it-yourself furniture and pickled fishes.

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