Human Centred Automotive Advances Honoured

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. has added to its collection two iconic examples of human centred innovation: a 1961 Volvo three point seat belt and a 50H-1 crash test dummy from General Motors, a descendent of the long line of dummies which first arrived on the automotive scene in the early 1950s. The two devices are early examples of the progressive evolution of the motor vehicle away from its purely technical and functional roots to the comfortable, safe and pleasurable product of today.…


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