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MEMA “Ride & Drive” And The Future Of Mobility

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“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

This week we had the opportunity to attend to a great event that MEMA (the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association) was hosting in the RFK Stadium at Washington, DC called “Ride & Drive” sponsored by J. D. Power SafetyIQ.

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Ride & Drive was showcasing the latest life-saving vehicle technologies that will be transforming the Future of Mobility.

“Today’s Ride & Drive provides a window into the future of mobility”, said MEMA President and CEO Steve Handschuh. “Automotive suppliers are at the forefront of making vehicles safer and more efficient, taking on a leading role in developing the intellectual capital required for designing, testing, and engineering new parts and systems.”

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More than 200 policymakers and media were attending during May 17th & 18th. The companies participating in this great event include Bendix, Bosch, Continental, Delphi, Magna, Tenneco, Valeo and ZF TRW, as well as the U.S. Coalition for Advance Diesel Cars.

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Many of the technology on display are considered Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Greater use of these life-saving ADAS technologies would help avoid 28 percent of traffic crashes, prevent nearly 10,000 deaths and save more than $250 billion annually, according to the recent study by The Boston Consulting Group. MEMA commissioned this research, titled A Roadmap to Safer Driving Through Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.

According to Handschuh, suppliers are responsable for nearly one-third of the 18 billion invested annually by private industry in automotive research and development and for more than 70 percent of the value of a new vehicle.

Stay tuned because we will be featuring the videos and technologies that was on display during the MEMA’s Ride and Drive in the next articles.

 

 

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