Anthropomorphic Test Devices (ATDs)
NHTSA's Biomechanics group located at the VRTC facility conducts research and vehicle testing to examine issues relating to biomechanics, occupant protection, and crash dummy research, development, and evaluation. VRTC maintains NHTSA's Anthropomorphic Test Devices (ATDs, or crash test dummies) and also works with industry to develop and evaluate new designs.
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