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BAPCO Annual Event

Alan Thomas

Alan Thomas

Director - Research and Consultancy, Research and Consultancy CAVT Ltd

Automatic collision notification systems such as eCall are the crucial link between injured road users and the care that they need. They are also a critical interface between the technologies and skills of automotive engineers and of public safety communities. As founder and director of CAVT Ltd, Alan is a pro-bono member of ISO TS4654 Advanced Automatic Collision Notification and other expert groups related to collision investigation and transfer to testing of cash avoidance technology, and a member of several industry working groups and committees.

Alan has developed his holistic approach to this function through 50 years of automotive industry R&D, covering everything from on-the-scene pedestrian collision investigation to regulations for safer vehicle fronts, from manufacturing processes and materials to collision avoidance, injury biomechanics and crash dummy design, to fire & rescue procedures for battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, working on over 166 models of vehicle from Volvo, GM, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Leyland, Ford, Nissan, Renault, and others.