BMW & Euro NCAP At FISITA 2014 World Automotive Congress
Important: BMW and Euro NCAP are working to reduce the death rate from traffic collisions to zero. Representatives from both parties will, therefore, contribute toward the FISITA 2014 World Automotive Congress via a presentation. This will focus on Advanced Safety Technologies and be led by Doctor Michiel van Ratingen – the Secretary General at Euro NCAP - and Professor Klaus Kompass who is Head of Vehicle Safety at BMW. Both have globally recognised expertise in road safety. Furthermore, the session will include a keynote contribution from Doctor Adrian K. Lund, the President of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute, USA. His efforts – which will be titled “Advanced Safety Technologies and Other Guideposts on the Road to Vision Zero” – will be followed by various other safety related presentations:
Ms Monica Pla, IDIADA Automotive Technology SA, Spain – Assessment methodologies for forward-looking integrated pedestrian safety systems. The ASPECSS project.
Mr Jitendra Shah, Ford Forschungszentrum Aachen GmbH, Germany - Integrated collision avoidance by active intervention of brake and steer for intelligent vehicles.
Mr Cliff De Locht, Melexis, Belgium - The Growing Need for Functional Safety in Driver Assistance Systems.
Doctor van Ratingen Discusses Road Safety
Doctor van Ratingen - the Secretary General at Euro NCAP who will contribute toward one of the most fascinating presentations - said: “Following decades of innovation in automotive safety including vehicle structures, advanced materials, crumple zones, occupant restraints and recent developments in crash avoidance technologies, the horizon is widening for engineers with an eye to the future. From biomechanics to sensors, electronics and software, the Advanced Safety Technology sessions at FISITA 2014 will reveal the latest updates that are relevant for engineers around the world.”
About FISITA 2014 World Automotive Congress
The FISITA 2014 World Automotive Congress will “bring the international automotive engineering community together”. The theme will be “intelligent transport to solve our future mobility, safety and environmental challenges and to address the most important issues and challenges being faced by the automotive industry.” The event – which will be the thirty-fifth of its kind - will take place from June 2nd to June 6th 2014 in Maastricht (The Netherlands). It will showcase the latest innovations from companies and universities throughout The Netherlands, Germany, France and Belgium, etc. Candidates will include engineers and executives from across Europe, Asia and America who will “exchange knowledge and build collaborations for the creation of greener, safer mobility”.