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April 12, 2018

Tesla Removed from Crash Investigation for Violating NTSB Rules

Tesla will no longer be able to participate in the National Transportation Safety Board investigation of a fatal crash involving a Tesla Model X after it violated the agency’s rules on sharing investigative information before being vetted and confirmed.

March 14, 2018

Collision Avoidance May Have Lessened Truck Crash Damage

A collision avoidance system might have prevented or lessened the severity of a 2016 crash between a tractor-trailer and an SUV that killed six people and injured five, according to a new report from the National Transportation Safety Board.

January 30, 2018

NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations on Propane Tankers

The National Transportation Safety Board issued recommendations on loading and inspecting propane truck tankers after its investigation of a 2016 crash.

January 27, 2018

Video: Autopiloted Tesla Rear-Ends Fire Truck

Both NHTSA and NTSB will investigate a Los Angeles-area collision involving a Tesla Model S that the driver said was operating in Autopilot mode.

January 25, 2018

Let the Robot Drive?

Another Tesla Autopilot crash this week is a reminder that autonomous vehicle technology still has a ways to go before it's ready for widespread use on public roads. But that doesn't mean the technology isn't viable.

November 22, 2017

Highway Deaths Responsible for Rise in Transportation Fatalities

The National Transportation Safety Board has released data showing that 2,030 more people died in transportation accidents in 2016 than in 2015, with highway deaths accounting for 95% of all transportation fatalities.

November 13, 2017

FMCSA Not Doing Enough to Keep Unsafe Operators Off Highways, NTSB Says

In the wake of its investigation of a crash caused by a fatigued motorcoach driver, the National Transportation Safety Board reiterated its call for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to change its motor carrier safety rating system.

November 10, 2017

NTSB to Investigate Latest Autonomous Vehicle Crash

Despite human error appearing to be the cause of the crash of an autonomous shuttle van in Las Vegas earlier this week, the National Transportation Safety Board is sending investigators to look at the accident more closely, according to a report by Reuters News Agency.

September 12, 2017

NTSB Faults Trucker and Motorist in Fatal Tesla Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that a truck driver’s failure to yield the right of way and a car driver’s “inattention due to over-reliance on vehicle automation” are the probable cause of the May 7, 2016, collision of a tractor-trailer and a Tesla S sedan operating in autonomous mode.

August 14, 2017

Scuttling of Sleep Apnea Screening Proposal Draws Heated Reactions

The Trump administration's move to halt progress on a proposal that would have required sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers was met with largely negative reactions in press reports from around the country and the world.

August 14, 2017

Trump Appointee Sworn In as NTSB Chairman

Robert L. Sumwalt III was sworn in as the National Transportation Safety Board’s 14th chairman for a two-year term following his nomination by President Donald Trump.

August 7, 2017

Watch: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Topic of NTSB, NSC Panel

The National Safety Council and the National Transportation Safety Board hosted a roundtable discussion prior to the 2017 Fleet Safety Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois, about the future of advanced driver assistance systems in trucking.

August 1, 2017

Speed Kills — But You Can Help Stop It

A report by the National Transportation Safety Board points an unwavering finger at the deadly toll that speeding by motorists keeps taking on our highways. Executive Editor David Cullen looks at the report in his Passing Zone blog.

July 27, 2017

Driver Assistance Technology as a Co-Pilot

Advanced driver assistance systems, like the ones that sound an alarm if you’re tailgating or even apply vehicle brakes automatically, are proving themselves to be more than a novelty.

July 25, 2017

Trucking Industry Debates Driver-Assistance Technologies

The National Safety Council and The National Transportation Safety Board hosted a roundtable discussion prior to this week's Fleet Safety Conference about the future of advanced driver assistance systems in trucking.

July 5, 2017

NTSB Hosting Driver Assistance Tech Roundtable at Fleet Safety Conference

The National Transportation Safety Board will host a roundtable at this year’s Fleet Safety Conference. To be discussed will be strategies for and challenges of advanced driver-assistance systems implementation in heavy-duty trucks and fleets.

April 5, 2017

Georgia DOT Plans to Reopen I-85 by June 15

Georgia’s Department of Transportation is aiming to complete rebuilding of the stretch of I-85 that collapsed last week — slicing one of the main arteries through metropolitan Atlanta — by June 15, which would be roughly 10 weeks since the collapse.

November 15, 2016

NTSB Updates 'Most Wanted List' of Safety Improvements

The National Transportation Safety Board’s latest “Most Wanted List” of safety improvements contains no big surprises compared to the one issued last year.

October 5, 2016

Fatigue, Drug Use Blamed in Truck Crash That Killed 6

The NTSB determined that a fatigued and meth-impaired truck driver slow down for traffic in a Tennessee work zone, starting a multi-vehicle crash that killed six people and injured four.

July 29, 2016

NTSB Confirms Tesla Was Speeding When It Hit That Trailer

If Joshua Brown had been watching where his car was going, he’d have simply stepped on the brake pedal and probably avoided the crash.

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