Crash-Test Dummies Are Getting Fatter Because We Are, Too

The economics of one strange corner of the automotive safety industry.

Dummies and dummy parts at Humanetics headquarters in Farmington Hills, Mich. Photo: Lyndon French for Bloomberg Businessweek

By Bryan Gruley

At first glance, Humanetics Innovative Solutions Inc. looks like it has a pretty sweet business model. The suburban Detroit company is the world’s largest maker of crash-test dummies, the steel-and-vinyl…

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