SAFER’s Board member Astrid Linder named one of the world’s most influential women

Nov, 22 2023

Congratulations to Professor Astrid Linder, who has been named one of the world's 100 most influential and inspiring women by the British BBC. Astrid Linder receives this compliment for her research on traffic safety and the development of the world's first average-sized female crash test dummy. The BBC's international 100-list includes a diverse array of notable individuals in science, culture, sports, and politics. Professor Linder is actively involved in SAFER's collaborative platform, serving as both a board member and the leader of several significant projects, such as VIRTUAL and the series of projects within Virtual Vehicle Safety Assessment.

Motivation from BBC:

For decades, cars have been manufactured using crash-test dummies based on the average male – even though statistics show that women are more at risk of injury or death in the event of a frontal collision.

Engineer Astrid Linder has worked to change that, leading the project to create the world's first average-sized female crash test dummy, which takes into account the morphology of women's bodies.

Astrid is a professor of traffic safety at the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) and adjunct professor at Chalmers University.


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