Auto Tech Safety Zone returns to NSC Congress & Expo

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Indianapolis – For the second straight year, the National Safety Council is promoting car and driver safety in the Auto Tech Safety Zone at the 2017 NSC Congress & Expo.

This year’s demonstration area is larger and features interactive displays, including a slot car track and pinball machine. The NSC booth – adjacent to car manufacturers’ booths and complete with cars – aims to raise awareness of MyCarDoesWhat.org, CheckToProtect.org and the Road to Zero initiative. Car manufacturers include Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors and Toyota.

New car safety technologies such as forward collision warning, lane departure warning and blind-spot monitoring are intended to help drivers stay safe. The goal of MyCarDoesWhat.org is to educate drivers about these and many other vehicle safety features to maximize their effectiveness. CheckToProtect.org is a recall awareness campaign launched this year by NSC. Visitors to the site will learn whether their vehicle is one of the 53 million on the road today with an open recall.

“We’re excited to showcase the latest lifesaving technologies from forward-thinking [original equipment manufacturers],” said Alex Epstein, NSC senior director of digital strategy and content. “In the same area, you can learn about NSC’s newest road safety initiatives and have some fun while doing it.”