Subaru AIMSS for safety
- 24th May 2007, 1:24pm
Subaru becomes one of the first automotive industry members of AIMSS, which was recently founded by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS), to promote improvements in the safety of motor sport and the relationship with road safety in Australia.
Subaru has many years of domestic and worldwide rallying success and has recently explored a variety of tarmac events in Australia.
Nick Senior, Managing Director, Subaru Australia, said: “We’re delighted to join an organisation that puts safety centre stage.
“Subaru has made a significant commitment to safety in both its road and motor sport vehicles.
“Innovative engineering has produced four cars in our range that have the top five star rating for occupant safety in independent crashworthiness testing by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).
“Some of those safety innovations in our road cars have direct links to technologies that have been thoroughly tested in our motor sport vehicles.
“Our experience over many years of rallying and more recently in tarmac events has also highlighted the need for constant enhancements, technical excellence and safety education for competitors and their crews alike.
“AIMSS represents a concerted industry and motor sport approach that can only benefit safety and its promotion both to the general public and the motor sport community.”
Dr. Michael Henderson, AIMSS Chairman said: “We are delighted to have the support of Subaru for the endeavours of AIMSS. Subaru has an extensive background in motor sport and its commitment to motor sport safety is well known. We appreciate their absolute willingness to get behind the activities of AIMSS.
“AIMSS is a non-regulatory body encouraging excellence across all aspects of motor sport safety through research, education, and the coordination of safety-related programs.
“The formation of AIMSS provides an important step in the evolution of safety in motor sport and to have Subaru’s support and input as we develop our programs is an important indication of the relevance of our mission. We greatly appreciate and welcome this partnership.”
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