Tag Results for crash test dummies (5)

  1. We've been learning a lot from dummies -- crash test dummies, I mean

    OK, so crash test dummies are not robots; they are more like human-shaped sensor-packed devices. They can sense their "environment" (that would be a car during a crash) but they can't walk around and strap themselves to a vehicle. Yet. Dummies are getting smarter, as we report in Anatomy of a Crash Test Dummy this month in Spectrum. They're carrying more sensors (called load cells) and gathering better data. Below a movie we captured during our visit to Denton ATD, one of the word's leading makers of crash test dummies. This side impact experiment uses an EuroSID 2 dummy. The metal …

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