Researchers at an Austrian university used human corpses to study how to develop better crash-test dummies, and authorities are now investigating whether the scientists should be charged with violating the dignity of the dead, a prosecutor said Tuesday."Dignity of the dead?" I don't advocate using cadavers for crash testing, but it seems that an individual's claim on dignity are gone once their breathing permit expires.
Friday, March 25, 2005
Some crazy Austrians decided it would be a good idea to use cadavers in crash tests. Why? Not to create more life-like scenarios for crash testing, but to build better crash test dummies: