National Geographic : 1967 May
General Motors ispeople making better products for people. Don Trites's dummies lead a rough life. For your sake. To Don Trites, these dummies are lated impact tests. These tests have tication and value. very special people. helped GM safety engineers find and Safety is an important part of every True. Their expressions never develop automotive designs that are General Motors car. Maybe that's change, but they do have feelings, safer for real people. why Don thinks his dummies are Mechanical feelings that can be The tests go on day after day, year something special. measured by Don in moving simu- after year, ever increasing in sophis- They're silent heroes. Don Trites, experimental technician, General Motors Proving Ground, Milford, Michigan.