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FISITA Welcomes A2MAC1 as a Corporate Member

A2MAC1 has joined FISITA as a Corporate Member. Why has A2MAC1 joined FISITA? A2MAC1’s membership aligns them with a prestigious global network of automotive and mobility engineering professionals, driven by a commitment to collaborative thought leadership, access to cutting-edge technological insights, and the advancement of sustainable and accessible mobility solutions. “Joining FISITA empowers A2MAC1 to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of automotive and mobility engineering. It enables us to leverage a global network, access the latest technological insights, and contribute to the development of sustainable and accessible mobility solutions. Through this membership, we are poised to drive innovation and tackle industry challenges alongside the best minds in

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FISITA Newsletter – June 2024

Dear colleague, Last week I had the pleasure of travelling to Mainz, Germany with the FISITA team for EuroBrake 2024. From the insightful keynotes packed with cutting-edge content, to the detailed technical sessions that pushed the boundaries of our knowledge, every moment of EuroBrake 2024 was fantastic. Our informative panel sessions provided deep dives into industry trends, sparking valuable discussions and ideas. A massive thank you to all speakers, students and young engineers, delegates, sponsors and exhibitors for attending and contributing to the vibrant event. Thank you again, everyone, for making EuroBrake 2024 a success! See you all in Barcelona for the 2025 event. I’m also pleased to announce three

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EuroBrake 2024: It’s about so much more than stopping

Martin Kahl reflects on the key topics discussed at EuroBrake 2024  There’s so much more to stopping than brakes—and there’s so much more to brakes than stopping. It’s an age-old adage, but it perfectly encapsulates EuroBrake. Indeed, we could go one further: there’s so much more to EuroBrake than…braking.  Where once brake system engineers focused on noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH)—developing high-tech solutions taken almost entirely for granted by drivers who just wanted to know their brakes worked perfectly, every time—they now face a raft of previously unexpected challenges. New non-exhaust emissions regulations, the transition to electrification and the implications of regenerative braking, the ongoing quest for brake-by-wire in passenger cars,

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From 53 to Zero: Leveraging intelligent safety technology to protect vulnerable road users

From policy and planning to education and enforcement, there are many ways to reduce the number of road traffic fatalities and serious injuries, more than half of which involve people not in cars.  Martin Kahl, CTO at FISITA, looks at the role of intelligent safety technology in saving lives on the road to Vision Zero.  With over a million deaths on the roads globally each year, eliminating fatalities and serious injuries from road traffic incidents seems like a utopian ideal. But many of those crashes are avoidable, and so too are many of those deaths and injuries, over half of which involve so-called vulnerable road users (VRUs). The challenge for automakers and

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FISITA Newsletter – April 2024

Dear colleague April has been a productive month: in addition to the regular activities, we held a meeting of the FISITA Executive Board while I was in Detroit two weeks ago, and then subsequently a meeting of the FISITA (UK) Ltd Board last week. With a focus on advancement of the new-era strategy, and forward planning, I shared the next steps of the FISITA strategy with members of both boards. It was really encouraging to receive positive feedback and the continued trust and confidence of both boards, demonstrating that our vision and member-led approach for the new-era is making good progress and meeting the expectations of our community.  Right now,

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FISITA Newsletter – March 2024

Dear colleague I would like to start by asking you to join me in welcoming new colleagues to the FISITA team, bringing the expertise, experience and abilities required to ensure the new era of FISITA continues to deliver high-quality for all our members, stakeholders and customers: Martin Kahl joined two weeks ago as Chief Technology Officer to lead our ever-evolving technology of mobility focus and the fast-growing expert Working Group initiative, their collective progress and individual outputs.Email: [email protected] Julie Geraud has been with us for two months in the role of Chief Engagement Officer, leading our operational and commercial activities; connecting people and plans building efficiency and effectiveness as we continue

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