Ford Motor Co. is analyzing computed axial tomography scans of human skulls to determine if they could help in the development of improved vehicle safety systems. The data, which includes CAT scans performed on 3,000 men and women at China’s Tianjin University of Science and Technology, will allow Ford to alter the skull thickness of subjects in virtual-crash simulations, says Jesse Ruan, a biomedical engineer and technical specialist in the auto maker’s vehicle-safety research department. ...

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