WASHINGTON (March 20, 2018) — Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board were on the ground Tuesday in Tempe, Arizona, collecting information on Sunday’s fatal collision between an Uber self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian.
The Uber vehicle is part of the company’s self-driving fleet. The investigation will address the operating condition of the vehicle, driver interaction with the vehicle and opportunities for the vehicle or driver to detect of the pedestrian.
Developments on Tuesday include:
Meeting with representatives of Uber, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Tempe Police Department
Beginning examination of the accident vehicle, a Volvo XC90
Beginning examination of the accident site
Viewing a copy of a video that captured the crash from an aftermarket dash camera mounted in the test vehicle
Gathering information about the technology on the test vehicle
Collecting information about the pedestrian and the safety driver
Beginning collection of any and all electronic data stored on the test vehicle or transmitted to Uber
The NTSB investigative team will be in the Tempe area for the remainder of the week. The NTSB will not release any findings or determine the probable cause of the crash while on-scene. Those will come only after a comprehensive investigation of the gathered information and data analysis are complete.