JITI Safer Vehicle Seminar: Advanced Automotive Safety Technologies [March 20, 2013]

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Seminar 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Reception 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001


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 will present the latest developments in the U.S. and Japan, such as self-driving cars, and discuss how technology is contributing to traffic safety.


-Makoto Washizu
President, JITI


- 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)



- Bryant Walker Smith (Moderator)
Fellow, Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law School and Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS)


- Keynote Speakers