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Trends in Automotive Safety - CAPS (Combined Active & Passive Safety)
Keywords: Automotive, Electronics, Packaging
The road traffic safety situation in the United States has improved to its near statistical best. The historic continuing decline in fatalities -- now at approximately 1.4 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled -- has seemed to have plateaued. Recent activity by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) to mandate installation of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) will reduce that number further, but the question remains: What's next? The answer to that question will be addressed not only through actions by NHTSA, but also through industry advances in safety electronics. Recent trends toward advanced, integrated safety systems are creating unique packaging opportunities and challenges and will be explored during this lunchtime presentation. Lunch Speaker on Tuesday, April 10, 2007: Mr. Rob Lyons, Manager, is responsible for CAPS - Combined Active & Passive Safety in North America. In this role, he is responsible for advanced safety functions that are enabled through the integration of systems such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC), airbag crash and rollover sensing, driver assistance functions and telematics. Since joining Bosch in 1994, Rob has held various positions in airbag electronics, driver assistance and advanced technology marketing. Rob graduated in 1992 with a degree in electrical engineering from GMI Engineering & Management Institute.
Mr. Rob Lyons , Manager, CAPS North America
Robert Bosch LLC
Farmington Hills, MI
USA


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