The National Safety Council and the National Transportation Safety Board hosted a roundtable discussion July 24 on advanced driver assistance systems and how commercial fleets (heavy trucks) can increase adoption of this life-saving technology. Roundtable participants included experts in ADAS from industry, government, advocacy groups, media and academia.
View the recorded webcast above.
ADAS Can Save Lives
Motor vehicle crashes continue to be a leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. In 2016, about 40,000 Americans died from traffic crashes, a 6% jump from the previous year. More than 4,300 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes in 2015, an 8% increase from 2014, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
ADAS, also known as collision avoidance technologies, can play a significant role in preventing crashes and saving lives. While adoption of these lifesaving technologies has grown significantly in the passenger vehicle market, adoption of ADAS technologies in commercial fleets (heavy-duty trucks) and among employer and rental fleets has been slow.