WASHINGTON—The National Transportation Safety Board will host a two-day symposium on passenger vehicle tire safety at its conference center in Washington Dec. 9-10.
The conference, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, is designed to gather information and expert opinion on the causes of tire failure, the role of safety recalls and consumer awareness, ongoing safety initiatives and advances in tire technology, the NTSB said.
“The primary focus is on passenger vehicle and light truck tires, although many issues apply to all pneumatic tires,” the agency said in a press release.
The goal of the symposium, the NTSB said, is to develop safety recommendations that could reduce the incidence of vehicle accidents related to tire failure.
Among the subjects to be discussed at the symposium are:
• Tire Disablement and Vehicle Dynamics;
• Identifying and Analyzing Tire Disablement-Related Crashes;
• Tire Registration and Recall;
• Tire Aging and Service Life;
• Advances in Tire Technology; and
• Tire Maintenance and Consumer Awareness.
The NTSB has not yet provided a list of speakers for the symposium.
The NTSB Conference Center is located at 429 L'Enfant Plaza S.W. in Washington, D.C. The symposium is free and open to the public, with no pre-registration required. The NTSB will also stream the symposium via webcast, and archive the webcast for three months after the symposium dates. It also will issue a transcript of the symposium.