15 years later U.S. feds still fail to address deadly problem

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | By Lindsay Cashin

Forbes quoted Professor Emeritus Frank Navin in a story about seat-back failures in cars.

“There is no reason on God’s green earth that we cannot design against that sort of thing. I personally feel the North American [auto] industry has been somewhat negligent,” Navin said in an interview 15 years ago. “It is not that they can’t do it; it will simply cut into the profits of a vehicle if they do it.”