The adoption of automotive safety systems has increased rapidly over the last two decades, and the market for automotive safety systems globally is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.43 % between 2014 and 2019.

Over the past couple of decades, vehicles have undergone a lot of changes in terms of their structural designs. Innovations have been made in the use of lighter, yet robust materials to improve safety, and various safety features have been introduced. Rapid advances in technologies – be it in terms of vehicle connectivity, interactive safety systems or autonomous vehicles – are changing the rules of the game, notes McKinsey.

Improvements in road infrastructure or policy interventions to bring down the incidences of fatalities on the roads have yielded no major improvement in markets like India and Brazil. In between 2003 and 2013, worldwide traffic accidents with casualties have reduced by 15 %, but on an annual basis, approximately 1.3 mn people still die on roads.

Several countries today have set goals of zero deaths in motor vehicle crashes. The Vision Zero approach to road safety in Sweden, for instance, has been highly effective. Sweden was one of the earliest proponents of eliminating crash deaths, since its Parliament adopted the Vision Zero Policy in 1997. Today, the country has one of the world's lowest traffic-related fatality rates. There are other examples as well from around the world, which India as a country can emulate and adopt. Of course, some tough decisions will have to be made and a strong will to implement safety regulations has to be nurtured.

Consumers too are increasingly getting aware of technologies that make their vehicles safer, and are willing to pay for safety. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), for instance, is increasingly being adopted in vehicles. With increased connectivity among vehicles and the infrastructure, as well as the industry’s move towards autonomous mobility, the role of ADAS is only going to increase manifold in the coming years. Likewise, several new innovations have been introduced in the area of lighting.

Auto Tech Review is proud to present an exclusive safety seminar titled, “Safety Driven by Technology” to address the safety challenge, and to seek solutions for the future.

We welcome your participation in this seminar to discuss, share and learn how India can achieve the ‘zero vision’ through technological interventions.

About the Seminar

The seminar aims to address the various challenges and opportunities in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Automotive Lighting, while also looking at the standards and regulation that are necessary to ensure lower fatalities on the road. The broader theme of  seminar would be “Vision Zero – The Role of Technology”. In the previous editions, the conference deliberated in the broader areas of active and passive safety technologies.  Auto Tech Review is proud to present this exclusive safety seminar titled, “Safety Driven by Technology” to address the safety challenge, and to seek solutions for the future.