NTSB Recommends Driver Monitoring Following Accident Investigation

Seeing Machines

Canberra, 21 November 2019 – “While we recognise the absolute tragedy of the accident that occurred in Arizona last year, the findings  and recommendations released in the NTSB report this week are welcome. Seeing Machines is well placed to provide a sophisticated and robust solution to keep drivers, passengers and pedestrians safe and we continue to negotiate with a number of companies who want to continue to advance technology, safely.”

Paul McGlone, CEO of Seeing Machines reacts to news that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in the USA has recommended a requirement for ‘adequate monitoring of vehicle operator engagement, if applicable’ for testing automated vehicles on public roads.

The recommendation was released in an initial report published by NTSB on 19 November 2019, following an investigation into a fatal collision between an Uber automated test vehicle and a pedestrian in March 2018, in Arizona.

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