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National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and National Safety Council (NSC) recently hosted a roundtable on advanced driver assistance systems for commercial trucks. Experts from industry, government, advocacy groups and academia discussed the features, benefits and availability of the technologies; driver education, training and acceptance; government initiatives and other incentives to accelerate deployment of the technologies; and implementation strategies.
"Existing vehicle safety technologies such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and blind-spot detection could prevent or mitigate heavy-duty truck crashes. Yet, many trucking organizations and independent operators have not fully embraced new technologies for their vehicles," NTSB says. The issue prompted the agency to include “increase implementation of collision avoidance technologies” on its 2017-18 Most Wanted List of transportation safety improvements
View a recording of the roundtable discussion.
Originally published Aug. 2, 2017.