Crash Test Dummy

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A mannequin used in videotaped analysis of vehicular crashworthiness
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(1) Crash dummies are commonly used in vehicle collision tests; however, they do not allow for easy and detailed analysis of how collisions impact the brain, internal organs, and other parts of the body.
Students watched while crash dummies were ejected from a spinning, life-size patrol car on display.
Sitting on a 32-acre site on U-M's North Campus, the facility offers more than 16 acres of roads and traffic infrastructure, including approximately five lane-miles of roads with intersections, traffic signals, street lighting, sidewalks, fire hydrants, simulated buildings and obstacles like construction barriers and pedestrian crash dummies. In addition to operating the test facility, Mcity also funds academic research and works with its partners to deploy connected and automated vehicles in Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan.
Although crash dummies are commonly used in vehicle collision tests, they do not allow for easy and detailed analysis of how collisions impact the brain, internal organs and certain other parts of the body.
Crash dummies are used to simulate what happens in a rear-end collision, since good restraints can prevent neck sprains, strains and other whiplash injuries.
Crash dummies sat in the wheelchairs with their arms above their heads, suspended in the air by their seat belts.
Courtney Lucas, who was queuing with friends for the Smiler, said they were told there were "technical issues" with the ride and initially thought the people trapped were crash dummies.
(2.) Newcomb D, "Why It Took Decades For a Female Crash Test Dummy to Debut: Automakers for years fought to use only crash dummies modeled after the average American male," Exhaust Notes.
Studies carried out using hi-tech crash dummies have revealed the sharp increase in risk for those drivers and passengers who are significantly overweight.
No need, for example, to read more reports about passengers being "flung out" of crashing cars or kiddies propelled through windscreens when exhaustive overseas crash tests, featuring very expensive crash cars and crash dummies, demonstrate conclusively that seat belts save lives.