June 21, 2002


Volvo develops ‘virtual’ pregnant crash dummy

Camilla Palmertz - Volvo Car Safety Centre
Camilla Palmertz – Volvo Car Safety Centre


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Goteborg, Sweden – Volvo Car Corporation has developed the world’s first official computer model of a pregnant crash dummy. The ‘virtual’ crash dummy is a woman at a late stage of her pregnancy, a time when the unborn baby is at greatest risk in an accident.

“Now it’s finished and we’ve started running simulated front-end impact tests on it,” says Camilla Palmertz, a biomechanical engineer at the Volvo Cars Safety Centre in G

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