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AV testing is for DUMMIES

  • Magazine Article
  • 18AUTP11_12
Published 2018-11-01by SAE International in United States
  • English

Rapid development of automated vehicles is driving ATD innovations, as Humanetics' CEO explains.

A few years ago, Chris O'Connor started to notice a common talking point emerging from within the many autonomous vehicle conferences and meetings he was attending.

“It seemed that many people in the industry, and those in Congress, were saying: ‘With autonomous cars, we won't have traffic accidents anymore,’” noted O'Connor, the CEO of Humanetics Innovative Solutions, the leading developer of anthropomorphic test devices (ATDs), commonly known as crash-test dummies. “And since there won't be crashes, we will no longer have to worry about occupant safety,” he recalled many pronouncing.