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Enhanced Safety of Vehicles Conference



The 27th International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles will be held in Yokohama, Japan, from April 3-6, 2023. ESV conferences are unique and invaluable to the global community. They provide opportunities to share innovative advances in motor vehicle safety and encourage international cooperation.


Resource Links

Fatality and Injury Reporting System Tool (FIRST)

  • Create customized queries of U.S. fatality and injury trends from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and the Crash Report Sampling System (CRSS). 

Recalls Data

  • This web tool includes recall information related to specific NHTSA campaigns. Users can filter results based on characteristics like manufacturer and component. The dataset can also be filtered by recall type: tires, vehicles, car seats, and equipment.

Consumer Complaints 

  • Search consumer complaints by keywords.

Vehicle Safety Ratings 

  • Search NHTSA’s 5-Star Safety Ratings and compare vehicles, car seats, and tires.

AV TEST Initiative Tracking Tool 

  • The Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing (AV TEST) Initiative allows states and companies to voluntarily submit information about automated vehicles and testing to NHTSA. This interactive tool was developed so the public can view the information.

NHTSA Crash Viewer 

  • Search investigation- and records-based crash databases including the Crash Injury Research Engineering Network (CIREN), Crash Investigation Sampling System (CISS), and Special Crash Investigations.

Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Data Visualization 

  • FARS contains data on every fatal traffic crash in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. To be included in FARS, a crash must involve a motor vehicle traveling on a public trafficway and must result in the death of a vehicle occupant or a nonoccupant within 30 days of the crash.

CrashStats – NCSA Report Query 

  • Search NCSA publications by title, topic, document type or published year.

Standing General Order on Crash Reporting Involving ADS and Level 2 ADAS 

  • NHTSA has issued a Standing General Order requiring identified manufacturers and operators to report to the agency certain crashes involving vehicles equipped with automated driving systems or SAE Level 2 advanced driver assistance systems. The General Order allows NHTSA to obtain timely and transparent notification of real-world crashes associated with ADS and Level 2 ADAS vehicles from manufacturers and operators.

NHTSA Datasets and APIs 

  • Metadata and APIs are made available in support of the Open Government Directive. Find application programming interfaces for vehicle safety ratings, vehicle crash testing, recalls, investigations, consumer complaints, and car seat inspection locations.


  • The Crash Investigation Sampling System (CISS) is a representative sample of minor, serious, and fatal crashes involving at least one passenger vehicle – cars, light trucks, SUVs, and vans – towed from the scene. CISS collects detailed crash data to help scientists and engineers analyze motor vehicle crashes and injuries. Beginning in 2024, CISS will incrementally expand their sample selection to include pedestrians/nonmotorists, motorcycles and large-vehicle crashes.


  • The Crash Report Sampling System (CRSS) is a sample of police-reported crashes involving all types of motor vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists, ranging from property-damage-only crashes to those that result in fatalities. CRSS is used to estimate the overall crash picture, identify highway safety problem areas, measure trends, drive consumer information initiatives, and form the basis for cost and benefit analyses of highway safety initiatives and regulations.

Prior ESV Conferences

  • Proceedings from previous conferences.