Women have significantly less protection in traffic accidents compared to men. Above all, they are more likely to suffer whiplash injuries, as women's necks are protected half as well as men's. Despite this, all crash test dummies have so far been based on the male anatomy.

The female crash test dummy has been developed via an EU project at the Swedish National Road and Transport Institute in Linköping, VTI. It is 162 centimeters long and 62 kilograms, which corresponds to the dimensions of an average woman.

When might it be required to test new cars with female crash test dummies?

"It can take a short time or an infinite amount of time. It depends on what we as a society decide to do, it doesn't happen by itself, says Astrid Linder.