Jeff Dix

Principal Engineer
Nissan Technical Center North America
Phone: 248-488-4275

Working Towards "Virtually Zero" Motor Vehicle Fatalities
Motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of fatalities in the United States. This lecture will discuss the challenges in pursuing a future goal of "Virtually Zero" motor vehicle fatalities with an emphasis on vehicle safety features. An overview of the factors that affect vehicle safety and the technologies that can be applied to address those factors; as well as testing needed to develop the passive safety of today's vehicles will be presented.

No set restrictions - however, request some flexibility depending on other obligations.

Speaker's Biography
Jeff is a Principal Engineer in Safety Engineering at Nissan Technical Center North America. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from GMI Engineering and Management Institute (now Kettering University) where he graduated with honors. He has 17 years experience in developing vehicle safety with extensive experience in front and side impact, as well as rollover testing. His current responsibilities include advanced development in passive safety. Jeff has a working knowledge of the regulations that affect the safety development of today's vehicles, and is an active member of SAE, having authored several technical papers, is active on SAE committees, and a recipient of the SAE Ralph H. Isbrandt automotive safety engineering award.