BITCO Insurance Companies
Release Date: September 30, 2016
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold 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 will be held from 8:30 am - 5 pm ET on October 27, 2016 in the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center located in Washington D.C and will be streamed via live webcast.
Motor vehicle crashes continue to be a leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), 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 NTSB has 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 will include:
The link to the webcast will be available shortly before the event starts at http://ntsb.capitolconnection.org/. Webcast archives are generally available by the end of the event day for public meetings. Also, webcasts are archived for a period of three months from the time of the meeting at http://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/Pages/Events.aspx.
The information contained in this publication was obtained from sources believed to be reliable. ISO Services, Inc., its companies and employees make no guarantee of results and assume no liability in connection with either the information herein contained or the safety suggestions herein made. Moreover, it cannot be assumed that every acceptable safety procedure is contained herein or that abnormal or unusual circumstances may not warrant or require further or additional procedure.