Vehicle safety standards could be a legal, economical, and an ethical issue. There are numerous examples of cases where electrical defects in the vehicle caused the accidents and increased the degree of injuries to the occupants of the vehicle.
Ethically, automotive engineers face many dilemmas in the design and production of vehicle battery, alternator, starter, warning systems, braking system and overall electrical system in the car that could substantially determine the safety of occupants in the vehicle. Even if the electrical engineer meet the regulatory safety standards and build economical electrical systems in the vehicle, it may not be ethical for an engineer, if the safety standards could have been raised by their input and they knew it; as an engineer. We need to take responsibility ethically by going beyond the legal and economical aspect of our job, to better serve the people at large.
In today’s advanced world, people face many ethical dilemmas more often. It can become quite a task on how to proceed further. We hope vehicle engineers at the time of vehicle manufacture and design, that is, in the initial stage of the vehicle manufacturing, would take actions ethically, to produce a safer vehicle.
Economically, vehicle safety standards should be affordable for the consumers to be able to use them. Technologically, so many advanced featured that are added in the vehicle, seem to have reduced the injuries during the accidents. But, these safety systems comes to the consumers at much higher price when they buy a new vehicle. A good coordination of federal government as well as the vehicle manufacturers combined, need to act, to reduce the cost of owning a vehicle that has more safety systems installed in their vehicle. If these safety systems in the vehicle functions properly in the event of vehicle accidents, it could save the life of so many individuals.
Legally, for more than two decades, The Tracy Firm has been helping to assert the rights of individuals injured in vehicle accidents due to manufacturing design defect, safety system failures, vehicle aggressiveness and vehicle crashworthiness throughout the United States.
April 9th 2013 | Updated: October 16 2013 | The TRACY Firm,