Developers To Use Obese Crash Test Dummies
Obese crash dummies will soon be used to test the safety of vehicles in the U.S., but the fact that they are needed is pretty concerning.By Madison Burke | November 1, 2014
America's obesity epidemic has led to an unexpected side effect — a company is producing obese crash test dummies to correctly predict crash outcomes.
Crash dummies developer Humanetics has announced it is packing on the pounds on some of its models because humans are getting larger.
Humanetics says it made this decision after studies showed obese drivers were more likely to die in car crashes. It says automakers need to test their cars with larger dummies to ensure vehicles are safe enough to drive.