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Toyota releases Version 6 of ‘THUMS’ virtual crash dummy software

The latest version of software allows researchers to analyze changes in pre-collision occupant posture and injuries sustained at the point of collision with a high degree of accuracy

Toyota, along with its research and development (R&D) subsidiary Toyota Central R&D Labs, has released a new version (Version 6) of the Total Human Model for Safety (THUMS) virtual crash dummy software, the Japanese automaker said in a press release on 8 February. According to the company, the new version of the THUMS software features internal organ modelling and a new muscle model that simulates a variety of occupant postures, including braced, when a driver applies the brake, and relaxed, when pre-collision system (such as automatic braking system) applies the brake. Thus, THUMS Version 6 allows more detailed analysis by expecting various occupant postures.

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