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Thatcham seat test rig

Thatcham's new rig aimed at reducing driver whiplash injuries has been unveiled.

The £1 million research facility, the Hyper G Reverse Acceleration Sled is dedicated to the dynamic testing and improvement of motor vehicle seat and restraint design. The facility has been funded by UK insurers.

More than 200,000 motorists every year suffer whiplash injuries, leaving some 2,000 drivers permanently disabled.

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