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Feds On Self-Driving Cars: Eh, Nobody's Perfect

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Both National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are currently investigating a fatal crash hat killed Joshua D. Brown back in May, where Brown’s Tesla Model S was cruising in semi-autonomous Autopilot mode. We don’t know what the exact outcome of those will be just yet, but we already know the Feds’ attitude: meh. Read more...

Positive Train Control Might Have Prevented Fatal Crash In June

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Two freight trains collided in Texas after one ran a stop signal, the National Transportation Safety Board says. Three people died. The section of track did not have Positive Train Control installed.

Fatal Tesla Crash Draws In Transportation Safety Board

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Wheels

In addition to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the N.T.S.B. will investigate a Florida crash involving a Tesla operating in Autopilot mode.

Afternoon Coffee: NTSB Joins Tesla Crash Investigation, Alibaba Debuts Smart Car Technology

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News The National Transportation Safety Board has become the second U.S. federal agency to investigate the May crash of a Tesla car operating in autopilot mode. The National Highway TrafficShow More Summary

Do Automated Safety Aids Make Drivers Complacent? The NTSB Wants to Know

The National Transportation Safety Board plans to investigate the fatal May 7 Tesla crash to see if the trend of increased automation in driving functions has a dark side, Bloomberg reports. Already, the National Highway Traffic Safety...Show More Summary

A second federal agency, the National Transportation Safety Board (or NTSB), announced today it will

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

A second federal agency, the National Transportation Safety Board (or NTSB), announced today it will also be investigating the fatal crash of a Tesla Model S which was cruising on the car’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system. The National Highway Traffic Administration (or NHTSA) is also investigating. Read more...

Delta flight mistakenly lands at wrong South Dakota airport

The incident has prompted an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.        

Fatal crash of Tesla Model S in autopilot prompts 'preliminary evaluation' by federal officials

3 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

The National Highway Transportation Safety Board is opening a preliminary evaluation into Tesla’s autopilot feature, after the fatal crash of a Model S that was in self-driving mode, the electric automaker said Thursday. According to a blog post from Tesla Motors Inc., the car was on a unnamed,...

NTSB chief sees deadly transition to life-saving driverless cars

National Transportation Safety Board chair Christopher Hart said moving toward more automation is vital but difficult.

El Faro VDR Recovery Mission Postponed

The National Transportation Safety Board has postponed the launch of the mission to recover the voyage data recorder from the cargo ship El Faro as it awaits the resources needed for the mission to become available. The NTSB said inShow More Summary

FAA Emergency Revokes Pilot's License For Flying 7 Pound Drone. But Was FAA's Revocation Legal?

A precedent-setting FAA enforcement case is being fought beforea National Transportation Safety Board administrative law judge over the emergency revocation of private pilotRalph Rebayafor his allegedly improper commercialoperation ofa7 pound drone. Until the FAA's newly announced small UAS rules go into effect in August,a commercial drone operatoris required to hold [...]

Sorry, Woody Allen: The UES Will Get Some Of Those 'Unacceptable' Bike Lanes After All

The Upper East Side bike lane battle has been a simultaneously hilarious and depressing epitome of what happens when the Department of Transportation asks community boards for their input on relatively simple street safety improvements: first, Community Board 8 itself asked the DOT for more bike lanes. Show More Summary

The Latest: Third attempt to land plane in Texas was halted

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the small plane crash in Houston (all times local): 1:10 p.m. A National Transportation Safety Board investigator says the pilot of a plane that crashed into a car near a Houston airport halted a third attempt to land just before the aircraft plummeted to the ground. NTSB investigator Tom […]

US safety agency studying Michigan bike crash that killed 5

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Federal safety investigators are taking a rare look at a crash that killed five bicyclists in southwestern Michigan. Eric Weiss, a spokesman at the National Transportation Safety Board, says investigators were at the scene Thursday. He says the NTSB’s highway safety staff could make recommendations to prevent a similar tragedy. Weiss […]

Ice caused deadly Gaithersburg crash

The National Transportation Safety Board found the pilot in a fiery Gaithersburg plane crash that killed six did not respond to ice building on the wings of his jet.

Investigators Set Mission to Recover El Faro’s VDR

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said it is set to launch a mission to recover the voyage data recorder (VDR) of sunken cargo ship El Faro.   The VDR, belonging to U.

Mission to Recover El Faro’s VDR to Launch in July

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The National Transportation Safety Board next will launch the mission to recover El Faro’s voyage data recorder located in about 15,000 feet of water near the Bahamas early next month, investigators announced Monday.  The VDR of the U.S. Show More Summary

Investigators Probe into Houston Ship Collision

NTSB to meet to consider collision Houston Ship Channel collision The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said it will meet June 7 to determine the probable cause of the March 9,

Shattered Turbine Blades Found in Ignited Korean Air Jet Boeing Engine

A Japanese Transport Safety Board investigation has revealed shattered turbine blades in the Korean Air Boeing 777-300 jet that ignited on the runway of Tokyo's Haneda International Airport on Friday, the Kyodo news agency said Mond...

US NTSB Offers Help EgyptAir Missing Plane Investigation

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is prepared to help Egypt investigate an EgyptAir passenger missing flight.

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