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Australian technology to feature in US crash research

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Christopher Jay, Australian Financial Review, 5 May 2013

An Australian-developed precision location system has been chosen to underpin research at a new crash avoidance test facility being added to America’s world-leading road safety Vehicle Research Centre near Washington DC.

The centre, funded by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, has been involved in a string of road safety initiatives over the years, from front-end collision testing, bumper bar rating and roof rollover occupant protection to child safety restraints, airbags, side impact tests and truck braking.

It has played a key role in inducing automotive manufacturers to introduce a sequence of design improvements which have collectively improved the safety of drivers and passengers. Dramatic film and video of head-on smashes, dummies being thrown around in collisions and air bag activation have been widely aired around the world.

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