SIAM also interacts with worldwide experts to assess the global trends and developments shaping the Automotive Industry. It has been actively pursuing the issues like Frontier Technologies viz. Telematics: Promotion of Alternative Fuels which includes Hydrogen Energy for automotive use through cell vehicles and Harmonisation of Safety and Emission Standards, etc.
Dissemination of information is the integral part of SIAM'S activities, which it does through various publications, reports, seminars and conferences. SIAM organizes the biennial Auto Expo series of trade fairs in co-operation with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA). SIAM has been striving to keep pace with the socio-economic and technological changes shaping the Automobile Industry and endeavour to be a catalyst in the development of a stronger Automobile Industry in India.
Activities of SIAMInspection of vehicles: SAFE,the Society for Automotive Fitness and Environment an initiative of SIAM focusses on creating awareness among vehicles users about their responsibility for cleaner air and safer roads, by proper maintenance of vehicles. SIAM & SAFE organise campaigns and emission clinics to check vehicles for pollution and issue of pollution under control certificate for compliant vehicles.
Emission Testing:In pursuance of its commitment to reducing pollution SIAM-SAFE have developed a Computerised PUC System. The first Computerised PUC Centre for Petrol vehicles was launched in Kolkata.The Computerised PUC Centers are modeled on international systems.This system minimizes human intervention and deficiencies prevalent in the current system in the process of recording and issuing PUC certificates, thereby establishing credibility and acceptance to the certificate issues. SAIM-SAFE have set up computerised emission check centres in cities across the country.
Traning for Drivers:The number of accidents in the country is caused due to high stress and low self esteem among the drivers in particular. Hence there is a need to touch on the psychological aspects which will enable all drivers to view themselves with greater pride and involvement in their personal and professional life.SIAM introduced a new training concept for development of soft skill of drivers of commercial vehicles. This training focuses on psychological aspects of the drivers in order to improve their performance and handle stress arising due to long working hours. Training is also provided on vehicle maintenance and traffic regulations by partnering vehicle manufacturers and traffic police. SAFE, along with several partners organises workshops on soft skill development for commercial vehicle drivers in various cities across the country.
Educational Programmes:SIAM has undertaken several initiatives for Road Safety education of students, drivers and the public at large. Through the Road Safety Awareness Programmes the public are not only made aware of traffic rules but also made to develop a responsible attitude towards themselves and fellow road users.
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