Tribute to Mr. Donald Friedman
June 15, 1927 to June 16, 2015

Don was respected internationally for his accomplishments. He identified his life's most significant contributions to technology. As principal or with a team, Don designed, developed and produced:

Don was a pioneer of vehicle crashworthiness and occupant safety research and testing, saving thousands of lives. He authored more than 150 technical papers and 7 patents. He testified before Congress on numerous occasions. He was responsible in part for more strict government vehicle safety standards. In his last 30 years, Don testified in more than 1,000 personal injury and product liability cases; he helped win landmark cases against major vehicle manufacturers that forced recalls and safety improvements.


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