Revised THOR 50th Percentile Male Dummy Seating Procedure

NHTSA developed a seating procedure for the THOR 50th percentile male dummy (THOR-50M). The original procedure was released with a December 2015 Request for Comments (RFC), and some updates were presented at a public meeting at NHTSA’s Vehicle Research and Test Center in August 2016. This report discusses the changes to the seating procedure since the original version released with the RFC. These changes were made to reflect up-dates to the THOR-50M, additional experience using the procedure, and comments received. Some of the revisions were minor wording changes to better clarify the steps of the procedure. The more significant revisions to the procedure are discussed in this report, and they include heel point definitions for different accelerator pedal types, seat fore/aft position, H-point tolerances, and final head angle. The revised procedures for seating the THOR-50M in the driver and right front passenger positions are detailed in the appendices.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 61p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01711252
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 746
  • Created Date: Jul 1 2019 4:24PM