Alan Cantor, BSAE


2288 Second Street Pike, PO Box 78
Penns Park, PA 18943

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Alan Cantor is a vehicular crash expert and has worked in the research, testing and development of occupant seating systems, occupant restraint systems, and occupant crash protection devices for his entire career, beginning in 1972. During this time, he has developed full seating and restraint systems, conducted design efforts, evaluated system data, and conducted numerous crash and dynamic tests of such systems using both live human subjects and anthropomorphic test devices.

During the first half of his career, Mr. Cantor researched ways to reduce fatalities and major injuries to humans involved in crashes. He primarily applied this research to the development of occupant seating and restraint systems. The systems he worked on are still used today and have resulted in a significant reduction in fatalities and major injuries.


The second half of his career concentrated more on applying advanced seating and restraint technology to a greater variety of occupant environments and investigating real-world collisions in both ground and air vehicles.

He has several patents on significant seating and restraint issues and has published numerous peer-reviewed publications and several learned treatises all dealing with seating and restraint and occupant crash safety.

Mr. Cantor has been called upon by the United States Congress and other organizations to offer opinions regarding occupant protection during crashes and has been involved in numerous design and study efforts on occupant crash protection issues for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army, and NASA.

Education & Certification

  • B.S. Aerospace Engineering,
    The Pennsylvania State University


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