NHTSA gets a lot of data in, on a daily basis. From the real world crash data, we do analysis within it to identify issues and trends that can be used for countermeasures. The countermeasures then go into the development
in motor vehicle safety. I analyze the results of the crash and rollover
test.The crash test dummies that we use in our testing are based on decades worth of
biomechanics research data. We use engineering knowledge for our judgement. You’re looking at the engineering component
of the vehicles. In the last ten years or so, there’s been
a lot done to improve vehicle safety. Research helps us go forward with making the car safer.