The United Nations World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations approves the first rule based upon tests using an advanced side-impact crash dummy. Australia’s Monash University Accident Research Center says the WorldSID1 50th-percentile adult male dummy, which closely emulates the behavior of the human body, allowed it to improve side-impact crash-test procedures through development of a Global Technical Regulation on Pole Side Impact. The regulation, developed by the ...

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