April 16, 2007

Auto consortium seeking more members for research and development

Detroit, Michigan – A consortium of nine automakers and two suppliers is seeking more members to consolidate their individual research and development activities in human body modeling into a single global effort. The computer models, which represent human beings in minute detail, will be used to advance crash safety technology.

The Global Human Body Models Consortium, formed in April 2006 after three years of organizing and planning, consists of DaimlerChrysler AG, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, Honda R&D Co., Hyundai Motor Company, Nissan Motor Corporation Ltd., PSA Peugeot-Citro

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