About Us

The Global Human Body Models Consortium (GHBMC) was created in April 2006 with the objective to consolidate world-wide research and development activities in human body modeling into a single global effort to advance crash safety technology. The mission of the GHBMC is to develop and maintain high fidelity Finite Element human body models for automotive crash simulations.

Members of the GHBMC currently include: General Motors Holdings LLC, Honda R&D Co., Hyundai Motor Co., Nissan Motor Corp. Ltd., Renault S.A., and Stellantis N.V.. NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) is Sponsor and Autoliv Inc., Ford Motor Co., and Faurecia SE are Participants contributing to the technical development. The GHBMC has developed a family of virtual humans including male and female seated occupants of various sizes and pedestrians including a six year old child. The models and CAD developed by the GHBMC are available for licensing and a free academic license is available for qualified academic institutions.


  • General Motors Holdings LLC
  • Honda R&D Co.
  • Hyundai Motor Co.
  • Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Renault S.A.
  • Stellantis N.V


  • NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)


  • Autoliv Inc.
  • Ford Motor Co.
  • Faurecia SE