WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advanced vehicle safety technologies generate tremendous benefits to society and hold the promise of sharply reducing the number of automotive accidents each year, saving thousands of lives and billions in costs. On Tuesday, May 17 at RFK Stadium, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) will host a media breakfast and ride-and-drive where participants will have the opportunity to experience many of these advanced vehicle technologies first hand and hear perspectives on key issues impacting the future of automotive safety.
WHAT: Media breakfast and ride-and-drive demonstrations will begin at 9:30 a.m., including brief remarks from:
- U.S. Transportation Deputy Secretary Victor Mendez
- MEMA President and CEO Steve Handschuh
- Vehicle supplier company executives and subject matter experts
- Automatic emergency braking (including passenger cars and heavy-duty trucks)
- Automatic emergency steering
- Cybersecurity and anti-hacking technologies
- V2V and V2X
- Replacement part ride control
- Advanced repair diagnostics
- Mirrorless technology
- Automated parking maneuvers
- Electronic parking brake application on a school bus
- Advanced diesel
WHO: Hosted by MEMA, participating supplier companies include:
- Tenneco/Monroe Shocks & Struts
- Valeo Inc.
- ZF TRW
- Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association
- U.S. Coalition for Advanced Diesel Cars
WHEN: Tuesday, May 17, 2016; 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: RFK Stadium Parking Lots 6 & 7 (Near the corner of Benning Road and Oklahoma Avenue, NE)
FOR ALL MEDIA INQUIRES OR TO RSVP, PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) represents vehicle suppliers that manufacture and remanufacture components and systems for use in passenger cars and heavy trucks providing original equipment (OE) to new vehicles as well as aftermarket parts to service, maintain and repair over 256 million vehicles on the road today. Suppliers are the largest employers of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. directly employing over 734,000 Americans with a total employment impact of 3.6 million jobs. Our members lead the way in developing advanced, transformative technologies that enable safer, smarter and more efficient vehicles, all within a rapidly growing global marketplace with increased regulatory and customer demands. Ultimately, about two‐thirds of the value of today's vehicles come from suppliers. MEMA represents vehicle suppliers through the following four divisions: Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) and Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA). For more information on the motor vehicle component supplier industry, visit www.mema.org.
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SOURCE Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)