Toyota Updates Crash Dummy Software for Autonomous Vehicles

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By Graeme Roberts

Toyota has released the sixth version of its THUMS (Total Human Model for Safety) virtual crash test dummy software, developing the technology to provide more sophisticated simulations suitable for future vehicles, including automated models.

The new software features internal organ modelling and a new muscle model that can simulate different human postures, including braced and relaxed, anticipating the different ways people will sit in vehicles as more automated systems are introduced.

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