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‘Top Safety Pick’ Prize for Josef Haberl. Chief BMW Safety Specialist Receives Award

March 11th, 2008


Josef Haberl, head of BMW Group vehicle safety and internationally recognised specialist in this field, has been honoured with an exceptional award shortly before his retirement.

Haberl was the first person to be presented with the ‘Top Safety Pick’ award by the American Insurance Institute For Highway Safety (IIHS) - an institute comparable with the European EuroNCAP organisation.

This prize is normally awarded to vehicles if they achieve five star status - i.e. maximum points - for their positive characteristics in terms of passive safety. Now, for the first time, a person has received this prize - Josef Haberl.

Adrian Lund, President of IIHS (on the right on the enclosed photo), presented this special trophy to the BMW specialist at the Vehicle Research Centre in Ruckersville/Virginia.

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