GM shows off crash test dummy technology (+video)

GM shows off crash test dummy technology (+video)

Who doesn’t love crash test dummies? There’s nothing like seeing a car go flying at 80 kph into a cement barrier with the crash test dummies getting all shaken up. When most people watch the slow-motion footage they see the twisting metal and the broken glass, but the crash test dummys are mainly back seat passengers.

Howver,  a lot more than first thought goes into the modern crash test dummy and GM has just released a video explaining the work and technology that goes into making a new test dummy. The video tells us that each dummy can have 50 to 100 information channels and a data collection box that is about as big as a mobile phone. The video also answers the question why the dummies wear clothes and why those clothes are baby pink.

Check out the video below.

Who doesn’t love crash test dummies? There’s nothing like seeing a car go flying at 80 kph into a cement barrier with the crash test dummies getting all shaken up. When most people watch the slow-motion footage they see the twisting metal and the broken glass, but the crash test dummys are mainly back seat passengers.

Howver,  a lot more than first thought goes into the modern crash test dummy and GM has just released a video explaining the work and technology that goes into making a new test dummy. The video tells us that each dummy can have 50 to 100 information channels and a data collection box that is about as big as a mobile phone. The video also answers the question why the dummies wear clothes and why those clothes are baby pink.

Check out the video below.

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