Anthropomorphic test devices; Test conditions and procedures in general (ICS code(s): 19.020); Road vehicles in general (ICS code(s): 43.020); Crash protection and restraint systems (ICS code(s): 43.040.80)
Anthropomorphic Test Devices; THOR 50th Percentile Adult Male Test Dummy; Incorporation by Reference; (54 page(s), in English)
Notice of proposed rulemaking - This document proposes to amend NHTSA's regulations to include an advanced crash test dummy, the Test Device for Human Occupant Restraint (THOR) 50th percentile adult male (THOR-50M). The dummy represents an adult male of roughly average height and weight and is designed for use in frontal crash tests. NHTSA plans to issue a separate NPRM to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, "Occupant crash protection, to specify the THOR-50M as an alternative (at the vehicle manufacturer's option) to the 50th percentile adult male dummy currently specified in FMVSS No. 208 for use in frontal crash compliance tests.