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Mar 02

Kettering’s crash lab featured in Flint Journal

Hyundai's young crash dummies.

Blake Thorne of the Flint Journal recently covered some unique research going on in Kettering’s Crash Test Lab:

Kettering’s Crash Safety Center is putting to work a research grant from Hyundai-Kia, studying the effects of side-impact crashes on small passengers and children in back seats.

It’s among the most deadly types of crashes, said Janet Brelin-Fornari, director for the Crash Safety Center and a mechanical engineering professor.

“Side impact has the most fatalities to children out of all the impact (crashes),” said Brelin-Fornari, who is working as co- principle investigator on the research.

Read Kettering’s story on the research here.