UL says it has become a member of the Automotive Safety Council.

Based in metro Detroit, the Automotive Safety Council is a trade association with membership representing autonomous, crash avoidance and occupant protection automotive safety suppliers. 

To maintain its third-party impartiality, UL has joined the Automotive Safety Council as a sponsoring member, a membership category reserved for companies or organisations associated with the advancement of automotive safety, but does not directly provide automotive safety products, materials or equipment.

As one of its first actions, UL is participating in a number of Automotive Safety Council subcommittees, including those addressing safety, health and environment, as well as sensing and active safety.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the leading automotive industry organisation addressing active, autonomous and passive safety issues and to help the industry innovate without compromising safety and quality,” said UL VP and GM of the Automotive and Mobility division, Mary Joyce.

“Scrutiny around safety, security and sustainability, along with regulatory complexity to bringing products to global markets, are some of the biggest challenges facing the automotive industry.

“That’s why safety considerations must be a priority through the entire development cycle – from material selection and assessments to testing and homologation. Given our work with OEMs and their suppliers to help bring safer, smarter automotive and in-vehicle electronic technologies to market, it’s our goal that UL’s participation within the Automotive Safety Council will help elevate consumer trust in the technology.”