UL, a leading global safety science company, has become a member of the Automotive Safety Council. The Detroit-based Automotive Safety Council is a trade association with membership representing autonomous, crash avoidance and occupant protection automotive safety suppliers that works to improve automotive safety through the development, production and implementation of the latest automotive safety equipment.
To maintain its third-party impartiality, UL has joined the Automotive Safety Council as a sponsoring member, a membership category reserved for companies or organizations associated with the advancement of automotive safety but does not directly provide automotive safety products, materials or equipment. As one of its first actions, UL is providing expertise by participating in a number of Automotive Safety Council subcommittees including those addressing safety, health and environment, and sensing and active safety.
Increasing consumer expectations for connectivity, interoperability, transparency and safety, paired with new government regulations and rapid advancements in electric and autonomous vehicles, are pressing manufacturers and their suppliers to increase the speed of innovation while addressing safety issues to build and maintain the public’s trust.
We are excited to welcome UL to the Automotive Safety Council and help in our efforts to prevent accidents and protect occupants and pedestrians. UL has a long history of employing scientific processes and the highest ethical principles to help advance safety. As mobility and automotive safety challenges and concerns expand to include the connected car, autonomous vehicles, automation and cybersecurity, we welcome UL’s safety leadership and deep expertise to guide conversations and strategy around these transformative innovations.—Douglas P. Campbell, president, Automotive Safety Council