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Male Speaker: They feel our pain, that's right these biofidelic Anthropomorphic Test Devices also known as crash test dummies take the hits for us in the name of safety.
Male Speaker 1: The crash test dummies has evolved from what's basically a blob you can make in your own garage, to something really resembling a human and then now they are getting more and more advanced I mean now they have sizes for little kids, sizes for women. Today's dummies feel for us with sophisticated accelerometers load cells and transducers that gates the potential for head, neck, chest, spine and leg injuries.
Male Speaker 2: The measurement that we get out of these dummies these injuries measurement are what the vehicle engineers use to design safety in the car.
Male Speaker: 3 points safety belts with pretensioner, air bags, and vehicle structure all engineered with help of these tough vinyl-skinned data collecting humanoids. All of these things are designed by the vehicle engineers using those measurements from the crash dummies.
So the contribution of crash dummy technology through the safety of motor vehicles is very substantial. General Motors has a long and very proud history of our contributions to crash dummy design. Many of the dummies that are used today across the world were originally designed by General Motors. And one is that us non-dummies can do. According to GM the proper use of lap and shoulder belts and child restraints is the most important thing you can do to reduce the risk of death or injury in a crash. So make sure that you and everyone riding with you is buckled up. I am Chris Hanes (ph).