All Assam Engineer’s Association bats for speed data recorders in automobile
Understanding the concern of millions of automobile users in
India following the death of a high-profile entrepreneur in a recent
road accident, All Assam Engineer’s Association (AAEA) bats for more
advanced safety features in the vehicles, particularly those run with
80 (or above) kilometer per hour speed.
The issue of seatbelts in the rear seat of a vehicle has been discussed aggressively, but the forum of graduate, engineers emphasizes installing speed data recorders in
the vehicles designed to move faster on the highways.
The engineer’s forum also urges the concerned company (Mercedes Benz)
that manufactured the vehicle and faced the tragic accident in the
post-midnight hours, to clarify if the inbuilt safety measures like
crash sensors, airbags (both frontal and side), side-curtain bags,
anti-lock brakes, traction control, electronic stability control,
lane-keeping assist, forward-collision warning, brake assist,
automatic emergency braking, tire-pressure monitor, etc were installed
in the car and all those measures functioned properly.
The affected vehicle was reportedly running at around 140 kmph (which
is still above the permissible limit) and the forum believes that the
accident reconstruction experts would be able to reveal the actual
speed of the vehicle just before the accident. AAEA president Er
Kailash Sarma, working president Er Nava J Thakuria and secretary Er
Inamul Hye in a statement arguing that the modern automobile
manufacturers should think of installing speed data recorders (similar
to the flight data recorder) in the speedy vehicles.