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Press briefing at VTI: SET 50F and SET 50M

Next Monday VTI will show the world’s first average-sized female crash dummy – and the male counterpart – to the (Swedish) press.

The SET 50F (Seat Evaluation Tool) is the world’s first model of a crash dummy that represents an adult woman of average height and weight. Now, for the first time, it will be shown to Swedish journalists. The prototype has been developed under the guidance of Professor Astrid Linder at VTI together with Professor Mats Svensson (Chalmers).

The development team has included experts from VTI and manufacturers of components in Sweden. At the press gathering, the crash dummy will be demonstrated at VTI’s test facility in Linköping. A crash test will be conducted and the dummy will also be compared to its male counterpart, the SET 50M. Both, SET 50F and SET 50M are developed for low-speed collision testing (up to 24 km/h.)

Internationally, there has been a large interest in the SET models. Discussions are already underway with testing organizations in Europe and the USA to further develop the prototypes so that they can be used in practice to evaluate protection against damage in the event of a crash. The demonstration is led by Professor Astrid Linder, “mother” of the SET 50F and one of the world’s foremost experts on crash safety.

Location: VTI, Olaus Magnus väg 35, Linköping (gathering at the main entrance)
Time: Monday 29 May 2023, 13-15h
Registration: no later than 25/5 to
Questions: Astrid Linder (SET 50F) or Mikael Sönne (press screening)