Faced with the same accident and in the same car, A woman is 17 percent more likely to die than a man.
Why? The reason is simple. cars are designed for menThe patterns and measurements used are tailored to the physiology of men, not women.
A very simple as well as very representative example. In the car tests called “crash tests” that all vehicles pass to receive so-called NCAP stars, the “dummies” or dolls that “drive” the crashed cars represent men. why When a woman is included in the trial, she always goes as a partner.
In this sense, the Diamond Project, in which Institute of Biomechanics (IBV) of Valencia, Funded by the European Fund, it lists ideas and proposals for a more inclusive and equitable car from a gender perspective.
L informed autonomous vehicles through the prism of gender perspective (“Autonomous Vehicles Seen Through Purple Glasses”) It ends with a series of important recommendations for the sector when it is taken into account, and not only in the design part, but also in important aspects such as vehicle safety.
In fact, the gender gap extends to safety as well, and the study states that a woman is 47 percent more likely than a man to be the victim of an accident, 71 percent more likely to suffer a moderate injury and even That’s 17 percent more likely to die than a man a hundred. Man in same car. Differences are to be found in the design and even in the safety controls of the vehicles.
This report is submitted by the representative of Compromís to Les Corts Valencianes, monica alvaro Which believes that “the study conducted by IBV is of vital importance to the automobile industry and improves the lives of people, especially women, if it is disseminated and given timely attention.”
This report, included in a non-legal proposal by the above settlement group, has been approved by the Commission for Industry, Commerce, Tourism and New Technologies. Therefore, now, Les Cortes will urge Consel to reach agreements and conventions with the automobile sector Promoting “Gender Inclusive Vehicles” Which improves the safety of women and men.
The PP abstained from voting and the CS and Vox voted against it.
Deputy of Compromís Francisco Javier Garcia Latorre He denounced “androcentrism” in the automobile industry and was in favor of introducing a “gender perspective into the industry” to counter the inequalities historically committed against women.
In this sense, he has stated that, “in the same way as clinical studies are conducted in the pharmaceutical industry that only involve men”, the vehicles are “designed from men’s bodies”, despite the fact that 54 100% of cars are bought by women.
he said that “Not a single car with belts for pregnant women and condemned that “neither the US nor the EU requires testing on pregnant women, although accidents are the leading cause of fetal death from trauma.”