Understanding The Future Transport Project
The Future Transport Project was launched in January 2020 by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in response to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Road Crash Reconstruction System (RCRS). The Future Transport Project is the National Manufacturers Association’s (NMA) plan to develop a system that would help to identify the causes of motor vehicle crashes and help prevent and repair them. The NMA has also agreed to provide funding to research the project. There are many critical elements to the project, including a standard crash protocol that drivers can follow. It includes a crash data recorder (DDR) and a crash reporting mechanism that allows the National Automotive Testing Center (NATA) to collect crash data. It comes with a comprehensive analysis program that will determine what caused the crash, which is then used to test future crash designs.
The transport project does not focus exclusively on automobile crashes. It is also expected to help to reduce the number of hits related to recreational vehicles and boats. The goal of the project is to develop a comprehensive set of tools that will help identify cause and effect in future crashes and identify design improvements for future vehicles.