women need their own crash test dummies too

I’m sure it is the male in me but I never once for a second thought that crash test dudes do not consider what a crash test lady might feel in the event of a smash up.  

Crash tests by Swedish traffic researchers show today’s car seats are too firm to protect women against whiplash injuries caused by rear-end collisions. And there’s a good reason for this: the crash test dummies used by car manufacturers to develop safety features are all male.

The Swedes have now created the world’s first female crash test dummy to help manufacturers make vehicles that protect both sexes from whiplash injuries, not just men.

via (Touch Me!)


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