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Fiat Chrysler and IIHS Team Up for 2016 Advancing Safety Through Data Conference

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2016 Advancing Safety Through Data Conference

The 2016 Advancing Safety Through Data Conference looks to further improve safety in the automotive industry

For many car buyers, the safety rating of a vehicle can be the deciding factor in the car-buying process. As the amount of safety technologies available in vehicles increase, so does the amount of safety data that carmakers have collected.

Fiat Chrysler knows that the best way to keep its customers—and the customers of other carmakers—safe is by working with other brands towards one common safety goal. To do this, the Italian-American carmaker joined forces with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to host the 2016 Advancing Safety Through Data conference.

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During this conference, 15 automakers came together to discuss, learn about, and share current proactive approaches to vehicle safety.

“While vehicles are safer than they’ve ever been, we can make them even safer by working together to identify potential problems earlier,” said Adrian Lund, President of the IIHS. “If we keep our focus on data in all areas of traffic safety, we can move closer to a day when no one is killed in a motor vehicle crash.”

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Over 100 automotive professionals from the world’s major automakers came together and shared insights into safety based on their brand’s data. The conference, which occurred on October 6th, went for the entire day at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel in Washington, DC. Representatives from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Safety Council (NSC) also joined the safety-focused conversation.

Fiat Chrysler shared its insight into proactive sensing concepts, hoping that this could eventually lead to an industry infrastructure around data analytics. With carmakers sharing their safety information, it’s possible that vehicles will become even safer than ever before.