The Crash Test Bias: How Male-Focused Testing Puts Female Drivers at Risk

Researchers have known for decades that women are more likely to be killed or injured in a car crash. Why haven’t safety regulators done anything about it?
An average adult female crash test dummy simply does not exist. That absence has set the course for four decades’ worth of car safety design, with deadly consequences.

One way that automakers and safety advocates are addressing inequality in the short term is by developing computer models that can simulate how human bodies of different shapes, sizes, or sexes react in a crash.

Read the whole article for which VIRTUAL project coordinator Astrid Linder (among others) was interviewed.