NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


April 14, 2003

Washington, DC -- The National Transportation Safety Board, in conjunction with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), will host a symposium on transportation vehicle recorders, June 4-5, 2003, in Arlington, VA.

The symposium will bring together a broad spectrum of manufacturers, operators, safety and regulatory officials, and other industry and government specialists to share the latest technical information and experiences in the use of vehicle recorders in all modes of transportation.

"Vehicle recorders are critical tools for providing information in an accident investigation," said NTSB Chairman Ellen Engleman. "These innovative technologies that will be discussed at the Symposium should provide us with vital information for future investigations."

Topics that will be explored during the two-day meeting include:

In addition, four transportation mode-specific workshops will be conducted on the afternoon of the second day. The workshops are:

The symposium, which will start at 8:30 AM each day, will be at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 85021. Tel: (703) 837-0440; Fax: (703) 837- 0454.

Further information on the symposium, including registration and hotel accommodations, is available on the NTSB web site at http://www.ntsb.gov and on the SAE web site at http://www.sae.org/recorder.

NTSB Media Contact:
Keith Holloway
(202) 314-6100



The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.