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NTSB Chair Comments on FCW Requirement on New Heavy Vehicles

A notice of proposed rulemaking would require that many new heavy vehicles above 10,000 pounds have forward collision avoidance systems.

NTSB Commends FCC Action on V2X Technology Development

V2X technology relies on direct communication between vehicles, and between vehicles, infrastructure and other road users such as motorcycles, bicyclists and pedestrians to prevent crashes.

NTSB: Alcohol, Cannabis Primary Drugs Detected in Impaired Drivers

Researchers found that alcohol remains the most often detected drug in impaired driving incidents, and cannabis is the second most common.

NTSB Calls for Alcohol Detection Systems in All New Vehicles

Horrific crash highlights need for technology solutions to eliminate impaired driving and speeding.

NTSB: NHTSA Data on ADAS Systems Should be Standardized

NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy said data recently released by NHTSA on ADAS and automated driving systems is a welcome first step in NHTSA’s efforts to protect the public from potential safety risks involving these systems.

NTSB Chair Calls for New Approach to Highway Safety

Jennifer Homendy said the “Safe System” approach to highway safety embraced by other nations has led to reduced fatalities and crashes.

NTSB: Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements

One item on their list is to require collision avoidance and connected vehicle technologies on all vehicles.

NTSB Announces Leadership Changes

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Robert Sumwalt recently announced key leadership changes at the agency, including the selection of Sharon Bryson as managing director.

NTSB: Automated Emergency Braking Wasn’t Enabled Prior to Uber Crash that Killed Pedestrian

At 1.3 seconds before hitting the pedestrian, the vehicle’s self-driving system determined that emergency braking was needed to mitigate a collision, according to NTSB.

NTSB Banishes Tesla from Crash Investigation; Victim’s Family Considering Legal Action

The agency said it booted Tesla because the automaker “violated the party agreement by releasing investigative information before it was vetted and confirmed by the NTSB.”

NTSB: Collision-Avoidance System Might Have Prevented Fatal 2016 Crash in Kansas

After completing its investigation of the June 29, 2016, highway accident in Goodland, Kan. – which killed six people and injured five – the NTSB determined that collision-avoidance technology might have prevented the accident or mitigated its severity.

NTSB: Driver Errors, Overreliance on Automation, Lack of Safeguards Led to Fatal Tesla Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that a truck driver’s failure to yield the right of way and a car driver’s inattention due to overreliance on vehicle automation are the probable cause of the fatal May 7, 2016, crash near Williston, Fla.