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JITI 2013 Safer Vehicle Seminar
Advanced Automotive Safety Technologies


March 20, 2013

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC

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 error that could be 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. Examples of these cutting-edge technologies include advanced emergency braking systems and vehicle-to-vehicle communication. This seminar presented the latest developments in the U.S. and Japan, such as self-driving cars, and discuss how technology is contributing to traffic safety.

Opening Remarks

Makoto Washizu

President JITI 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

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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