Innovation in Mobility, the Focal Point of Niobium’s Auto Tech Day

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The Global Road Safety Partnership’s (GRSP) Asia-Pacific Consultant Blaise Murphet participated in Niobium’s Auto Tech Day in Mumbai, India, held in February 2023. The event brought together a variety of partners and was organized by Niobium and its parent company and GRSP member, CBMM. 

The Auto Tech Day’s aim was to open valuable dialogue among stakeholders in relation to innovation in mobility, vehicle safety, and efficient and sustainable transport. The necessity to keep up with trends of original equipment manufacturers’ (OEMs) was highlighted as well. To address this, the event hosted presentations from companies with a global and firm reach including Tata Motors, FORVIA and Stellantis. 

The event catalyzed engaging discussions regarding the latest trends within the industry

“The automotive industry is quite dynamic and innovative, because of that it has been going through many important changes over the last few years, where new targets for sustainability and safety were set and the whole supply chain is working hard to achieve them,” shared Caio Pisano, CBMM’s Technical Market Development Manager. 

“Development of new materials and technologies with higher strengths and neutral carbon footprint will be strong drivers for the future, and CBMM believes that Niobium (Nb) will be an important enabler of those drivers. That’s why we organized the first Automotive Tech Day in Mumbai, to bring together the industry and promote a collaborative discussion about the latest trends and needs of the industry. We are sure that the Indian automotive industry will be one of the global leaders very fast and those targets of safety and sustainability will be more present on the development strategies. We are also sure that Niobium will be there to support these trends!” he explained. 

For his part, Blaise Murphet presented on the current global road safety situation and spoke to the attendees about the impact of evidence-based interventions that help enable a safe system. 

“It was fantastic to be part of such an innovative event that brought together experts from India and around the world, with a key focus on the safety and sustainability vehicles. In particular, to see how CBMM and its partners are exploring ways to meet the Sustainable Development Goals relating to road safety and the environment throughout the entire vehicle supply chain was fascinating, and we are excited to keep supporting CBMM in helping to drive forward its work of contributing to safer and cleaner vehicles,” he commented. 

The Brazil-based CBMM joined GRSP as a member in 2020, which formed a symbiosis that has provided both organizations with a wealth of opportunities to progress road safety within the corporate arena. 

CBMM has a well-established presence with representative offices, subsidiaries, and warehouses in countries including the United States, Switzerland, China, and Singapore. Additionally, it serves more than 400 customers in over 40 countries. 

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