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Panel Event and Roundtable : Reaching Zero Crashes: A Dialogue on the Role of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
NTSB Conference Center
10/27/2016 8:30 AM

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The National Transportation Safety Board held a one-day Panel Event and Roundtable on the topic of Reaching Zero Crashes: A Dialogue on the Role of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. The event was held from 8:30 am – 5 pm ET on October 27, 2016 in the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center located at 429 L’Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington D.C. This eventwas streamed via live webcast. The link to the webcast is available at http://ntsb.capitolconnection.org/.
 
The complete transcript of the proceedings will be posted in November (in approximately 2 weeks).
 
Questions can be submitted to drivertechevent@ntsb.gov.
 
Motor vehicle crashes continue to be a leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. According to National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, motor vehicle fatalities were 7.2 percent higher in 2015 than 2014 – the highest year-over-year percentage increase in 50 years. Most of these deaths were preventable, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) can play a significant role in saving lives. The National Transportation Safety Board and the National Safety Council have identified the need for a broader discussion on ADAS technologies, as vehicles of all types increasingly incorporate important safety technologies that can confuse an uninformed consumer.
 
Discussions 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 considerations during development;
  • and public education, training and promotion efforts about these technologies.

 

NTSB Media Relations Contact:
 490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
 Washington, DC 20594
 Terry Williams 
 (202) 314-6100 
 Terry.williams@ntsb.gov


NTSB public events are also streamed live via webcast. Webcasts are archived for a period of three months from the time of the meeting. Webcast archives are generally available by the end of the event day for public meetings, and by the end of the next day for technical conferences.
 
If you wish to obtain a copy of NTSB meetings, please contact the NTSB Records Management Division at (202) 314-6551 or 800-877-6799. You may also request this information from the NTSB web site or write the following: National Transportation Safety Board, Records Management Division (CIO-40), 490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC 20594.



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