Management of an Automotive Safety Engineering Program 700355
Management of an effective automotive safety engineering program is recognized in General Motors as being a corporate staff function. This permits early recognition of needs and the orderly development of both short- and long-range goals and coordination of the steps necessary to attain them.
Essential to a well-directed program are methods of measurement to permit evaluations of new design concepts which require the availability of adequate technical and physical facilities.
Methods of measurement of the real-life situations of highway traffic are essential so that the urgency or priority of specific objectives can be determined realistically and continuously, and so that the effectiveness of design improvements can be evaluated objectively.