To significantly improve auto safety, Honda shows concern for not only the people inside their vehicles, but also the pedestrians around them. In fact, pedestrian fatalities represent a significant percentage of traffic-related deaths in America. To better understand the real-world dynamics of such incidents, Honda created the most advanced pedestrian dummy in the world to help develop technologies that can reduce life-threatening injuries. Honda has made their special test dummy available to the U.S. government, universities and other research organizations in an effort to improve pedestrian protection. Honda’s pedestrian test dummy is the most sophisticated in the world. It has instruments that measure the level of injury in eight regions of the body. This helps us identify the areas of the vehicle closely associated with injuries.
Honda now leads the industry in the application of pedestrian safety design. The automaker has focused initially on reducing the threat of head injuries to pedestrians. These technologies include a wiper system and other hood features designed to give way to help cushion the force if struck by the head of a pedestrian.
Posted by on Aug 16 2012 in Safety Technology