At Volvo, it’s dummy Bob to rescue

Safety researchers at Volvo Car Corporation have developed a newcrash-test dummy to test the company’s newest active safety systemsdesigned to prevent collisions with pedestrians.

Safety researchers at Volvo Car Corporation have developed a new crash-test dummy to test the company’s newest active safety systems designed to prevent collisions with pedestrians.

The latest addition to the crash-test dummy family has been named Bob. Bob is of medium height and resembles the widest range of pedestrian-like subjects.

However, his work differs from the rest of the dummies in the family: Bob never gets to sit in a vehicle during a collision.

Instead, he’s the one who risks being run over. Suspended from a crane that can propel him into the driver’s field of vision, Bob may suddenly appear from behind a parked car or around a corner.

“We have a lot of faith in Bob when it comes to the development of our active safety systems,” said Anders Eugensson, safety expert at Volvo Cars.

 
 
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