JITI Safer Vehicle Seminar
Advanced Automotive Safety Technologies
Date & Time Wednesday, 20 March 2013, 15:00`18:00
Venue Grand Hyatt Washington
Participants 102

Even with a declining trend in traffic fatalities in the United States and Japan during the last decade, every year tens of thousands of lives are lost to traffic accidents. These accidents are often the result of driver errors that could have been avoided through improved driver performance and judgment. Considering the contribution of human factors to accident causation, various stakeholders are working to ensure improved safety via advanced safety technologies, such as automated emergency braking systems and vehicle-to-vehicle communication.

In this seminar, distinguished experts from the U.S. and Japan presented vehicle safety policies and the latest developments in technology, including self-driving cars. During the panel discussion, with comments and questions from the audience, the moderator and panelists had an animated discussion and engaged the audience on a variety of topics, such as future opportunities and challenges for vehicular automotive transportation.

Opening Remarks Makoto Washizu
President, Japan International Transport Institute, USA
Keynote speeches Joseph Carra, PhD
Director, Strategic Planning & Domestic and Global Integration for Vehicle Safety, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Hidenobu Kubota
Director for Implementation of International Agreements, Road Transport Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan
Seigo Kuzumaki
Deputy Chief Safety Technology Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation
Scott J. McCormick
President, Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA)
Bryan Reimer, PhD
Research Scientist, AgeLab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Panel Discussion & Q&A Session Keynote Speakers
Bryant Walker Smith (Moderator)
Fellow, Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law School and Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS)

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