Car safety: crash test is a matter for men - with dangerous consequences | car

crash test dummies are male, 1.75 meters tall and weigh 78 kilograms . Anyone who does not meet these dimensions, don't rely actually on crash test results. H

Car safety: crash test is a matter for men - with dangerous consequences | car

crash test dummies are male, 1.75 meters tall and weigh 78 kilograms . Anyone who does not meet these dimensions, don't rely actually on crash test results.

Have you ever, female crash-test dummies, seen? The answer is probably no, since they are always modelled on a male average-man. The results of crash tests are therefore not truly representative of those who do not conform to the pattern dimensions.

you pop for our safety in the car* against the wall. With so-called crash-test dummies are the manufacturer of simulate accidents in order to improve the safety of the occupants. But the really commendable endeavor can be dangerous for women. Because the artificial accident victims have almost exclusively male dimensions and after this the safety of constructed systems.

is The pattern man for the crash test

The Standard for the dummies of the so-called 50-percentile man . That is, the Dummy corresponds to the Central European average. 50 percent larger, and the other half smaller. This mediocrity is at a body height of 175 centimeters and a weight of 78 kilograms. Accordingly, the seats in the car, the seat belts and Airbags .

Female dimensions can not or only insufficiently be taken into account by the manufacturers so far. From the point of view of accident research of the insurers (UDV), this leads in many of the cars on the limitations of safety and the ergonomics of women and smaller men. This is also the ADAC after the evaluation of various crash tests confirmed. Who does not correspond to the stature of the average man, the automobile club of mobile, was being exposed to a much higher risk of injury .

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vulnerable: women and young people

This relates primarily to the areas of the feet , knee , thigh and pool . But above all, chest point out that women are much more likely to life-threatening injury than men, which correspond to the Dummy standard. In the event of accidents with such injuries, this risk is even 30 percent . Of this increased risk, adolescents, and the elderly are affected, according to ADAC.

The experts of the UDV were also able to demonstrate that women positioned pedals, which allow for a middle seat position to the steering Wheel, represent a major contribution to accident prevention. As a result, the load values for women and smaller men to be reduced significantly, by about five times.

Further problem group: Obese

the Problem of the increasing abdominal fullness in the population are not covered by the present Crash-Test-dummies. The Central claim is that, dolls be a variety of must : for drivers, for smaller men, the elderly, and Stronger.

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Updated Date: 19 June 2020, 05:35

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