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Seminar highlights cooperative safety systems

Passive safety systems such as air bags, seat belts, and crumple zones are the traditional cornerstones of vehicle safety. To further improve safety, however, automobile manufacturers are increasingly concerned with developing active safety systems. The role of communications in active vehicle safety systems was the topic of an ITS Institute Advanced Transportation Technologies seminar held October 7. Luca Delgrossi, senior group manager of Driver Assistance & Chassis for U.S. Mercedes-Benz Research & Development, described the development of cooperative safety systems that enable vehicles to exchange safety information with other vehicles, roadside infrastructure, and (potentially) personal electronic devices.

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