Inclusive road safety with virtual testing – and the world’s first female crash dummy
The injury statistics show that women have a higher risk of severe and fatal injuries than men in the same crash conditions. VTI now presents the first crash dummy (SET | Seat Evaluation Tools) based on an average woman, the SET 50F. The prototype is developed within the EU project VIRTUAL as a physical reference object in the exploration of Virtual Testing. A method that allows for the representation of many more different body types than would ever be feasible in physical testing, including factors such as age or size.
Professor Astrid Linder (VTI) talks about VIRTUAL and her work to make road safety more inclusive for all of humanity. Successes, obstacles and future.
See also the prototypes SET 50F and SET 50M and listen to developers Magnus Karemyr and Tommy Pettersson.
The presentation just took place in Linköping. You can view the recording if you could not attend: