Toyota develops driver model before crash

Toyota develops driver model before crash

The program provides a detailed analysis of all possible human injuries that may occur in an accident.

Researchers from Toyota since 1997 they have been developing a virtual human model called THUMS (Total Human Safety Model). Today they are presenting the fifth version of the computer program. The previous one, created in 2010, can simulate the postures of passengers after an accident, the new program has the ability to simulate the reflex "protective actions" of people in a car at the moment before an imminent collision.

The human body model has been worked out to the smallest detail: digitized bones, skin, internal organs and even the brain. The program provides a detailed analysis of all possible human injuries that may occur in an accident.

These are sharp movements of the hands on the steering wheel, feet on the pedals, as well as other attempts of self-defense before a collision, as well as in a relaxed state when the threat is not visible. The updated THUMS model will help you more accurately study the effectiveness of seat belts, airbags and other equipment such as collision avoidance systems. Use of the software by physicians is permitted, but in no case may it be used for military purposes, as required by the license.

Since 2000, when the first commercial (there is only scientific) version of THUMS appeared, dozens of companies from all over the world already own it. Customers are mainly involved in the production of automotive components and also conduct safety research.

2020-08-30

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