In the wake of the deadly car crash in the U.S. that killed seven, the automotive industry is responding with a series of touchless car washing, a technique that relies on a human being to remove a vehicle from the road and then remove the body from the vehicle.
“There is nothing like a touchless vehicle wash to reduce the stress level of a vehicle or a customer,” said Tim Anderson, president and CEO of American Automotive Industries Association, which represents more than 10,000 car manufacturers and suppliers.
The group’s chief executive, David Grosjean, said the industry is also looking at ways to reduce friction in the vehicles and make them safer.
The U.K. government has asked the industry to develop a program to introduce touchless washing into its public transport system.
While the process is still a work in progress, Anderson said the government is “very encouraged” about it and wants to help the industry develop solutions to safety issues.
Anderson said there’s also a need for “better and safer vehicles” and for companies to improve “the efficiency of the process.”
He said the U:s Transport Secretary has also been briefed on the need for touchless technology.
“This is going to help us to get the most out of our public transport systems, and we’ll be working with our transport department to see if there’s an appropriate way of integrating the technology into our transport system,” he said.
While Anderson said he believes the industry will eventually adopt the technology, he’s confident the government will work with the industry.
“We need to make sure we do it in a way that’s consistent with the safety of the public, with the public’s needs,” Anderson said.
Anderson is one of the few people who has seen the technology and knows how to use it.
He’s the owner of The Automobile Club of America, a major American car club, which owns and operates more than 40 vehicles.
In a phone interview, he said it was a shock when he first learned of the issue.
“It’s a really big shock.
It’s just a really, really sad thing to see,” Anderson recalled.
“But I’ve been very open with them.
They have a lot of support, so it’s a bit of a relief to see that they’re taking it seriously and trying to solve it.”
The industry has come a long way since the U S Transportation Department was first informed of the need to develop touchless wash technology in 2014.
In 2016, the agency issued a statement acknowledging that there are some issues in the field.
“While the technology itself is still not widely used, there are still issues in this area that require consideration, and it is our intent to address those issues,” it said.
“The TCA also recognizes that, as a first step, the U of T is committed to working with industry to address the safety and security of vehicles through the introduction of touch-less washing.”
It’s important to note that the TCA is not a vehicle industry trade association.
Its members are car dealerships that operate as independent contractors.
“In addition to our efforts to educate our members about touchless and other safety technology, we are committed to ensuring that we are transparent and accountable with the community about the technology,” the statement said.
The TCA’s Anderson said that while he knows the industry can’t control how it works, he hopes the technology will help make the industry safer and more efficient.
“I know the industry knows how they work and we know how we work and I hope that the industry gets a better understanding of the technology so that we can have a much better understanding and adoption of the technologies,” he added.
The industry also hopes the U government will help develop solutions.
“Our industry is going in the right direction,” said Anderson.
“They have a very good track record of being able to get technology to work in a safe way.
We’ve got a very strong track record with the TLC, and they’ve been able to work with us on a variety of things.”