At the Advancement of Automotive Medicine’s annual conference, U.S. accident researcher, Professor Kennerly Digges, was presented with the BMW Vehicle Safety Lifetime Achievement Award.
Professor Digges, a professor at George Washington University in Ashburn, Virginia, was recognized for his research which played a key role in initiating the New Car Assessment Program, including crash test procedures and creating standard regulations to determine which safety features should be offered as standard in all vehicles.
In addition, Professor Digges is responsible for creating the algorithm used in the BMW Intelligent Emergency Call system. The formula tells the system to automatically relay information about a motor vehicle accident to the proper emergency services.
The conference was held at BMW’s Welt facility in Munich, Germany, where professionals in the automotive and medical fields gathered to converse about the latest research and findings in medical science, auto safety, and traffic law, and how they work together.
Clearly, Professor Digges’ award is well-deserved, and we at Union Park BMW feel safer knowing that our vehicles benefit from of the extensive research and expertise one of the field’s best auto safety researchers.