Passive safety equipment such as seat belts and airbags, as well as a car’s body structure, are crucial to minimise the impact of a collision. We pursue real-world safety without compromise through continuous analysis and innovation.
In an accident, will the seatbelts keep you in place? Will the airbags protect your head? How will the impact affect your body? To ensure real-world safety, we analyse actual accidents and incorporate that knowledge into our passive safety developments. Of course, improved or new technologies can’t be tested on people. And traditional crash test dummies only match the weight and size of human bodies – not their complex nature, or the way people instinctively move in dangerous situations. We have met this challenge by creating the virtual human body simulation model THUMS (Total Human Model for Safety).