Vision Zero Automotive Network Gaining Broad Support
Following the launch activities at CES in January, Vision Zero Automotive Network today announced the support of several key industry leaders including Pioneer, Firstech, Brandmotion and Voxx International.
“I’m pleased that we are receiving such substantial support for our mission,” said Jeff Varick, founder of Vision Zero Automotive Network. He added, “Work is underway to begin raising awareness of the amazing products that are available to vehicle owners that can save lives today.”
“The integration of IoT related features, such as real-time traffic, weather conditions, and cloud-based voice UI are only a few examples of how the latest automotive infotainment can support critical situational awareness and attentive driving behavior,“ said Ted Cardenas, vice president of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Advocating currently available products and services that enable consumers to update their existing vehicles with the latest technology and encourage drivers to keep their hands on the wheel and remain focused on the road underscores Pioneer’s participation in the Vision Zero Automotive Network.”
Aron Demers, Senior Vice President at VOXX International explains their involvement: “We at Voxx are very much looking forward to spreading the awareness message of ADAS safety to the Vision Zero promoting retailers, as well as bringing in new products to complement the efforts. Not only will Vision Zero be an industry voice of conscious driving but promoting the ADAS category for our dealers to stimulate sales in the growing marketplace.”
“Traffic deaths are a multidimensional problem – ranging from how vehicles are manufactured to how they are driven,” explains Firstech’s managing director, Jason Kaminski. “Firstech is committed to being part of the solution by helping VZAN educate customers in the technologies that are available to them; regardless of what vehicle they own.”
Vision Zero announced that the mission of saving 10,000 lives per year will feature a number of activities. Jim Warren, Executive Director, said, “ We will soon be putting out the call for twenty-five Vision Zero City Advocates. We are seeking to place volunteer spokespeople in up to twenty-five top U.S. cities to interface with media, state and local officials, as well as local retailers. This is a key first step to build our national network.”
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