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  • IMO Safety Committee Eyes Autonomous Vessels

    "It is important that we remain flexible to accommodate new technologies and so improve the efficiency of shipping, while at the same time keeping in mind the role of the human element and the need to maintain safe navigation, further reducing the number of marine casualties and incidents," IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim said.

  • NASA Working with Uber on Airspace Tests

    Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator for NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, said urban air mobility "could revolutionize the way people and cargo move in our cities and fundamentally change our lifestyle, much like smartphones have."

  • Air Force to Ground Planes for One-Day Safety Review

    During the review, commander-led forums will gather feedback from airmen who perform the Air Force's flying operations and challenge them to identify problems that may cause a future accident.

  • NHTSA Pleads for Airbag Fix on Older Ford, Mazda Trucks

    According to the manufacturers, 49.2 percent of the 33,320 impacted 2006 Ford Rangers have been repaired and 58 percent of the 2,205 impacted Mazda B-Series trucks have been fixed.

  • ASTM Develops Standard for General Aviation Ice Detectors

    ASTM reported that the new F3310 standard could be useful to ice detector manufacturers and aircraft pilots.

  • Hit-and-Run Crashes, Deaths on the Rise: AAA Foundation

    "Hit-and-run crashes in the United States are trending in the wrong direction," said Dr. David Yang, executive director of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. "Our analysis shows that hit-and-run crashes are a growing traffic safety challenge, and the AAA Foundation would like to work with all stakeholders to help curtail this problem."


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  • Mcity Showcases Connected and Automated Vehicle Technologies

    Technology demonstrations at the University of Michigan's Mcity Test Facility in Ann Arbor, Mich., show how connected vehicle communications can make driverless vehicles safer.

  • ATSB Investigator Recorder Specialist

    Investigator Laura Henwood talks about her role as a recorder specialist at the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

  • Boeing Displays Strong Showing at Paris

    In addition to its exciting 737 MAX 9 flying display, Boeing announced orders and commitments for 571 commercial airplanes worth $74.8 billion at list prices during the 2017 Paris Air Show. Also on display at the show were the company's Boeing P-8 Poseidon, CV-22 Osprey, CH-47F Chinook and AH-64D, and the 787-10.