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Watching Jon Hamm's "Confess Fletch" on Showtime. He is a better Fletch than Chevy ever was.

Female crash test dummies have arrived - FINALLY (smithsonianmag.com)

Compared to men, women are 17 percent more likely to die in a car crash and 73 percent more likely to sustain serious injuries in a front-end collision.

Yet despite these discrepancies, car companies are only required to test vehicle safety using crash dummies modeled after the average man.

Now, Swedish researchers have created a crash dummy that better represents the female body, writes BBC News' Shiona McCallum. Their dummy is 5-foot-3 and weighs about 137 pounds, per the publication. The team put emphasis on its chest shape and gave the female-modeled dummy a lower joint stiffness than its male counterpart. It's equipped with sensors and transducers to measure the force exerted on each part of the body during a car crash.

No real need to read the article, but fascinating that it only just arrived in regards to the female crash test dummy for auto safety.

11/4/2022 8:23 pm | |
Tags: science, car issues, women issues

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