Fiat Chrysler and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety teamed up to host the “2016 Advancing Safety through Data Conference” on October 6th, a one-day conference that aimed to “discuss, learn about and share current approaches on proactively and systematically analyzing data.”
More than 100 auto industry professionals representing over 100 automakers attended the conference, which was held at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel in Washington, D.C. Reps from the IIHS, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Safety Council (NSC) were also in attendance.
During the conference FCA shared info on its proactive sensing concepts , which they hope to one day use in road and highway infrastructure for the purpose of data analytics. The automaker shared lessons learned during the development of the sensing programs, which will begin to play a large role in our day-to-day lives as autonomous vehicles and connected infrastructures become more commonplace.
“We all have a stake in enhancing safety and our industry has put great effort and has made sizeable advancements in vehicle safety, and yet we still have much work to do,” said FCA’s vice president of vehicle safety and regulatory compliance, Mike Dahl. “Collaboration on safety is the right thing to do for our customers.”