Magna Steyr is a global, brand-independent engineering and manufacturing partner, and currently has 9,347 employees.
We will undertake to ensure that our employees, who mainly have to commute to work by car, arrive safely at work and at home. We will therefore train 174 of our employees and professional drivers through three different courses:
Driving techniques/driving safety I (13 times per year): The basic driving techniques and driving safety course takes place over two days and has to be passed before the participants can move on to driving techniques/driving safety II. The goals of the basic course are theoretical knowledge about assessing risks on the road. It will include a practical part, which will take place on our test track, to teach correct behaviour in different road conditions (slippery surfaces, bends, etc.).
Driving technique/driving safety II (three times per year): This course will also take place over two days. Here, participants learn how to use the momentum of their cars to their advantage, handling and driving cars under more difficult circumstances (ice, rain, aquaplaning, etc.).
Driving technique/driving safety III (five times per year): This course is especially geared towards our test drivers, who have to drive very different vehicles at speeds above the speed limit of 130 km/h (e.g. driving on the test track with contrast lap time). This course takes place over three days, and can be participated in only when courses I+II are passed.
Further continuation of these actions depends on the outcome of the results. If their evaluation after six months is positive, we will continue the actions in 2008.