In an historic announcement, the Ford Motor Company has revealed that beginning in 2015, it will utilize interracial-style dummies during its automotive safety tests, becoming the first company to make such a move.
"Ford is an American company, an American icon," said a spokesman for the company. "And the America of the 21st century is a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities. We sell cars and trucks to a huge and varied clientele, so why shouldn't our crash test dummies reflect that diversity?"
The first safety tests of the new year, scheduled in February, will be conducted with Ford's newly commissioned multi-race anthropomorphic test devices, some of which are illustrated above.
"Accidents are equal opportunity tragedies," the spokesman continued. "We want our tests to be as close to the real thing as possible because at Ford, safety is first. Everyone's safety."