Volvo Car Corp. says it has created a computer model of a pregnant crash-test dummy, hoping to gain insight into how vehicle crashes affect unborn children. The “virtual” dummy is of a woman in a late stage of her pregnancy because that’s when an unborn child is at its highest risk in an auto accident, Volvo says. Initial tests will show how the mother and baby are affected by seatbelts and airbags in a collision, which is important given the uncertainty many women face over wearing a ...

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