Road safety is not only a societal challenge, but also a focus area of strategic importance to European automotive suppliers, who have been playing a leading role in safety technology for decades.

Automotive suppliers continue to develop vehicle systems to mitigate or avoid accidents taking into account the human and environmental factors, which are the most frequent roots for accidents.

Technology and innovation have helped make our vehicles safer: protecting the driverpassengers and other road users. Today’s cars and trucks feature a wide range of active and passive safety systems that help avoid accidents or reduce the impact if an accident were to happen. Many of these technologies, such as seat belts, airbags and ESP were developed in Europe by CLEPA member companies.

CLEPA and its members are committed to doing more to protect all road users, from vehicle occupants to pedestrians, by focusing research and innovation on safety and integrating passive, active safety systems as well as communication with other vehicles and infrastructure to offer road users the best protection.

Active Safety

Active safety gathers various systems and technologies reducing the risk of an accident to occur. Besides items facilitating the decision-making of the driver, such as clear visibility and low noise, it includes a growing number of complex electronic systems.

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Passive Safety

Passive safety encompasses all the items reducing the consequences for the driver, the passengers and other road users in case an accident occurs.

It includes in particular the structure of the vehicle, seatbelts and airbags.

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