Expert Panel and Roundtable on Oct. 27

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NTSB-NSC TechPanel Zero Crashes

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The National Transportation Safety Board and the National Safety Council will host an expert panel and roundtable from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, D.C.

The event, Reaching Zero Crashes: A Dialogue on the Role of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, will be streamed via live webcast. The link to the webcast will be available shortly before the event begins.

Motor vehicle crashes continue to be a leading cause of preventable death in the United States, and they are on the rise. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motor vehicle fatalities were more than 7% higher in 2015 than 2014 – the highest year-over-year percentage increase in 50 years. All of these deaths were preventable. Advanced driver-assist technologies can play a significant role in saving lives.

The NTSB and NSC have identified the need for a broader discussion on ADAS as the driving landscape shifts and vehicles of all types are increasingly equipped with technologies that can save lives but also confuse drivers. On Oct. 27, the NTSB and NSC will convene researchers, government officials, media, associations and industry leaders to discuss these issues.

Topics will include:

  • The capabilities, benefits and availability of current technologies, such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and blind spot detection
  • Human factors considered during development
  • Public education, training and promotion efforts about these technologies

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Related Information

2016 Most Wanted List: Promote Availability of Collision Avoidance Technologies in Highway Vehicles

Special Investigation Report: Vehicle- and Infrastructure-based Technology for the Prevention of Rear-end Collisions

Special Investigation Report: The Use of Forward Collision Avoidance Systems to Prevent and Mitigate Rear-end Crashes

Panel Event Available Via Live Webcast

NTSB public events are streamed live, and webcasts are archived for a period of three months. The link to the webcast will be available shortly before the event begins.