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U.S. to Update Crash Test Standards and Dummies

U.S. auto safety regulators next year will propose several changes to federal crash testing standards that critics say have failed to keep pace with new vehicle technologies and lag behind other nations. The U.S. New Car Assessment Program will evaluate …

New Crash Test Dummies Look More Like Americans: Obese and Aging

As the American population gets older and fatter, the crash test dummies used to test the cars people drive are changing, too. Recently, engineers at global manufacturer Humanetics created dummies that reflect today’s drivers: a 273-pound obese dummy that is …

Kids’ Car Seats, Ridesharing Popularity Prompt Focus on Back Seat Safety

Crash-test dummies, who have dutifully endured thousands of simulated accidents from the front seat, are about to get a ride in the back. Regulators are making the move as part of a new emphasis on the safety of back-seat passengers, …