|Third Mercedes protected roads summit held|
Mercedes-Benz lately held the third version of the Safe Roads summit, the place it introduced its Vision Zero 2050 initiative — to realize accident-free driving globally by 2050.
The German carmaker’s new initiative is in keeping with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals to cut back street fatalities by half by the top of this decade. Paul Dick, head of Vehicular Safety at Mercedes-Benz, mentioned, “To reinforce our dedication to make roads safer globally, we introduced our dedication to the imaginative and prescient of accident-free driving by 2050. This is our holistic and data-driven method to guard all street customers with each energetic and passive security techniques, and we’re dedicated to creating this a actuality.”
Mercedes additionally has a eager curiosity in lowering street fatalities in India, the place even after elevated give attention to vehicular security and occupant safety, it nonetheless has the very best variety of street fatalities.
As per the information proven by Mercedes-Benz on the Safe Roads summit, India has greater than 1,50,000 fatalities and greater than 4,00,000 accidents from street accidents in 2022 alone. Out of this, greater than 60% of the fatalities come from round 5% of the highways in India, and roughly 60% of fatalities are attributable to over-speeding. The knowledge offered by Mercedes-Benz suggests many occupants nonetheless don’t use in-car security options such because the seat-belts; in 2020, greater than 15,000 folks died attributable to non-usage of seat belts.
Mercedes-Benz additionally goals to cut back these figures by instilling consciousness in street customers by way of its Safe Roads marketing campaign, which can embrace reveals, tech days and media drives. This yr’s theme for the summit was ‘Leading Safety with Sustainability on the Core’ and had a number of reveals on the summit.