ABAQUS Inc has entered into an agreement with First Technology Safety Systems (FTSS), a creator of crash test dummies and computer simulation crash models. Under terms of the agreement, FTSS will develop a suite of crash test dummy models for ABAQUS, to support crashworthiness simulation. ABAQUS and its authorized resellers will be the exclusive distributors and provide technical support for the entire suite of crash dummy models.
As part of this agreement, the first ABAQUS crash dummy model available will be the SID-IIs side impact dummy, targeted for general release in third-quarter 2004. Additional models will be released in close succession to eventually cover a range of automotive applications.