June 17 (UPI) — Toyota Motor Corp. will open its crash testing software for free next year to improve vehicle safety, according tomedia reports. Toyota will release virtual human modelTH Human Model for Safety, which can analyze human injuries caused by car crashes on a computer, free of charge from January 2021.
Media said that Toyota will allow enterprise groups and other enterprises to freely use the above software, driving to improve the overall safety technology of the automotive industry. It is also intended to accelerate the improvement of the environment for the utility of autonomous driving.
Toyota and toyota Central Research Institute developed a virtual mannequin “THUMS” in 2000 that can restore and resolve systemic damage to humans in a vehicle collision. Since then, as it continues to evolve, and by the time the latest version of Version 6 was released last year, THUMS not only has bones, brains, internal organs, but also adds muscle, as well as models of different genders, ages, and physiques.
Compared to the dummy models widely used in crash safety tests, THUMS has more sophisticatedly restored the shape and strength of the human body and is able to analyze the damage caused by collisions in more detail, Toyota said. Not only that, because THUMS can be simulated on a computer, by repeated imitation and analysis of various collision scenarios, can significantly reduce the time and cost of crash tests.
At present, THUMS has been used in automotive safety research by more than 100 automobile manufacturers, parts manufacturers, universities and research institutes in Japan and abroad, and is used in the research and development of various safety technologies such as safety technologies such as seat belts, air bags, and vehicle construction to reduce injuries caused by pedestrian accidents.