In­no­va­tion: A smarter crash-test dummy called Thor

Bloomberg Businessweek (North America) - - News - ——Jeff Plungis

Next Steps NHTSA says it plans to use Thor as part of its pub­lic, na­tion­wide crash-test anal­y­sis be­gin­ning in 2019. Once that hap­pens, auto com­pa­nies will also have to make their ve­hi­cles markedly safer, says War­ren Hardy, head of Vir­ginia Tech’s Cen­ter for In­jury Biome­chan­ics. “We’re go­ing to be able to de­sign things to pre­vent a wider range of in­juries and keep peo­ple in­tact,” he says, “not just keep them alive.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.