VIRTUAL project coordinator Astrid Linder (VTI) was invited to speak during the TEDxKTHWomen event in Stockholm in December, 2018.
With data from multiple sources, Astrid proves that our cars are unnecessarily unsafe for women, simply because all crash test dummies are still based on the average male. So what to do? Develop crash test dummies based on both the average female and the average male of course!
Astrid has over 20 years experience of traffic safety research, most of which has been focused on female security in traffic. Astrid and her team have developed EvaRID, the first and so far only virtual average female crash test dummy in the world, to help increase traffic safety for women.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community, in this case the Royale Institute of Technology in Stockholm, KTH.
Around 7m45 Astrid mentions the role of VIRTUAL in addressing this topic. Watch the video: