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Dr Lotta Jakobsson
3rd July, 2005
Dr Lotta Jakobsson, safety expert at Volvo Cars, has been honoured with the Safety Engineering Excellence award by the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in The United States.
The jury’s motivation: “For her outstanding contributions in extending the biomechanics knowledge and improving vehicle safety design, Dr. Jakobsson is recognised with this award.”
Dr. Jakobsson is internationally recognised as an impact trauma biomechanics expert and has made significant and pioneering contributions both to traffic injury research and to the design of new safety systems in Volvo cars.
Driving force in whiplash protection development
Dr Jakobsson led the development of a new crash test dummy for this complex accident type. Dr. Jakobsson has been working for Volvo Cars since 1989. At the moment, she is leading the team of Safety Analysis & Research within Volvo Cars Safety Centre.
Ph D (Doctor of Philosophy) in 2004