Automated Test Vehicle Subject of Board Meeting

The National Transportation Safety Board announced Thursday its intention to hold a board meeting Nov. 19, 2019, 1:30 p.m., to determine the probable cause of a crash involving a pedestrian and an Uber test vehicle.

A 49-year-old woman died when the test vehicle struck her as she was walking a bicycle midblock across Mill Avenue in Tempe, Arizona, on March 18, 2018. The test vehicle, a 2017 Volvo XC90 sport utility vehicle modified with an Uber Advanced Technologies Group developmental automated driving system, was occupied by one operator who was not injured in the crash. The vehicle was controlled by the Uber Advanced Technologies Group developmental automated driving system as it encountered the pedestrian.

Previously released information about the NTSB’s investigation of the crash is available online at

WHO: NTSB investigative staff and board members.

WHAT: An open to the public board meeting.

WHERE: NTSB Boardroom and Conference Center, 410 10th St., SW, Washington, DC.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1:30 p.m. (EDT).

HOW: Media covering the meeting in person are asked to be in place no later than 1:15 p.m. on the day of the event. The public meeting will also be webcast. A link for the webcast will be available at shortly before the start of the meeting.