Toyota and Global Institute for Motor Sport Safety launch 4-year joint research project using THUMS virtual human model

Toyota and Global Institute for Motor Sport Safety launch 4-year joint research project using THUMS virtual human model

Sunday 16 July 2017


Toyota Motor Corporation and the Global Institute for Motor Sport Safety (Global Institute) have launched a four-year research project using Toyota’s Total Human Model for Safety (THUMS) with the aim of enhancing safety in motorsports. The Global Institute is the safety research partner of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the governing body of world motorsports.

THUMS is used for a wide variety of purposes by automobile manufacturers, parts manufacturers, and universities, both in Japan and overseas. It contributes to research on safety technologies not just at Toyota, but also by organizations all over the world. The ultimate desire of a mobile society is to advance towards the goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and injuries.


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