Successful Webinar Highlights Innovations in Driver Safety and Regulatory Compliance

In 2019, approximately 22,800 people were killed in European road traffic incidents. While this represents a nearly 25% decrease since 2010, the rate of decline has slowed. The European Union’s goal to halve road accident fatalities by 2020 now appears unachievable. Current data also reveals that in urban areas, 70% of all accident fatalities are unprotected road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists. To address these issues and better protect vulnerable road users, the EU has implemented the General Safety Regulation (GSR).

Understanding the General Safety Regulation

On November 27, 2019, the EU adopted the General Safety Regulation (GSR) to significantly reduce deaths, serious injuries, and accidents. This initiative mandates the inclusion of the latest safety technologies as standard in new vehicles, including alcohol immobilisers, intelligent speed assistants, tire pressure monitoring systems, lane-changing assistants, and other intelligent driver assistance systems. These requirements apply to passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, buses, and heavy commercial vehicles and will be introduced successively for new car models and vehicle registrations.

Starting in 2024, all vehicles in the EU must comply with the GSR, with the aim of saving over 25,000 lives and preventing at least 140,000 serious injuries by 2038. This regulation requires automotive manufacturers to implement active and passive safety features, as well as cybersecurity functions, across all vehicle types.

Webinar on GSR II: Innovations in Driver Safety and Compliance

On June 21, 2024, we held a well-attended webinar titled “GSR II: Ensuring Driver Safety, Regulatory Compliance, and Technology Innovation” hosted by Mobex. Speakers Yannick Frisoni and Ralph Ivancevic from Continental Engineering Services provided valuable insights into the GSR, discussing advanced driver monitoring systems, automated driving technologies, and the role of Event Data Recorders in accident analysis. The 60-minute session offered a comprehensive understanding of the latest safety and compliance standards, setting a new benchmark for the automotive industry.

We are providing OEMs with comprehensive, scalable solutions that meet and exceed the GSR functional scope, especially with regards to active and passive safety, to ensure that they can seamlessly adhere to the guidelines mandated by the EU.
Yannick Frisoni
Head of Business Dev. & Strategy
Our driver monitoring systems, automated driving technologies, and cybersecurity measures not only meet regulatory standards, but also set benchmarks in the automotive industry.
This commitment to innovation ensures the protection of all road users and paves the way for a safer future for vehicle users and pedestrians alike.
Ralph Ivancevic
Program Manager Interior Sensing

Key topics and takeaways:

  • Understand current GSR compliance standards
  • Gain insight into the functionalities and capabilities of modern DMS technologies, from real-time driver monitoring to intelligent alerts and interventions
  • Discover the full range of ADAS functionalities that will enable the industry to overcome the barriers to partly and fully automated driving
  • Find out how the Event Data Recorder will facilitate a clearer post-crash understanding of how incidents can be avoided by recording critical data

The webinar underscored the importance of the GSR in improving road safety and the pivotal role of technological innovation in achieving these goals.