ICAT holds seminar on improvement of automotive road safety and vehicle fire incidents

The hardship faced by stakeholders, the perspective of the law enforcement agencies, vehicle fire investigation methodologies were also touched upon.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 07 Jun 2023 Views icon4991 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

The International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) organised a Seminar on “Improvement of Automotive Road Safety and Vehicle Fire Incidents” on June 6, 2023 at ICAT Centre-2, Manesar, Haryana.

The seminar was inaugurated in the presence of Usha Padhee, Principal Secretary to the Government of Odisha, Balraj Bhanot, Former Director of ARAI and Chairman of TED-28, C V Raman, Chief Technical Officer, Maruti Suzuki India, Rama Shankar Pandey, Chief Executive Officer, Tata Green Batteries and Saurabh Dalela, Director, ICAT.

Director of ICAT, Saurabh Dalela, in his inaugural address, apprised the audience of the present road safety issues and emphasised ICAT’s readiness to support stakeholders in the field of road accident research and study. The seminar hosted experts who shared their vast knowledge and experience in the areas of advancement in Crash Analysis methodologies, injury biomechanics, crash-forgiving road and transportation engineering among other issues.

The hardship faced by stakeholders, the perspective of the law enforcement agencies, and vehicle fire investigation methodologies were also touched upon. The event also included a panel discussion on “Indian perspective on automotive safety and role of OEMs for improvement” involving senior officials from the Government, Industry leaders from Automotive OEMs and road safety experts from the media. 

Road safety is a increasing matter of concern, with various reports highlighting the issues prevalent in the country. For instance, In 2021, The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) registered 68,053 pedestrian crashes in 2021, which contributed to 16.5% of the total accidents that year. 

In 2021, The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) registered 68,053 pedestrian crashes in 2021, which contributed to 16.5% of the total accidents that year. A recent study by Bosch showed that

In 2021, The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) registered 68,053 pedestrian crashes in 2021, which contributed to 16.5% of the total accidents that year. A recent study by Bosch showed that 99 percent of Indian pedestrians are at a risk of injury, highlighting the need for road safety measures.

 

 

 

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