National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

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NHTSA Finalizes Key Safety Rule To Reduce Crashes & Save Lives

Starting in 2029, vehicle manufacturers must make automatic emergency braking, which reduces vehicle and pedestrian crashes, standard in cars and light trucks  Making this safety feature standard, rather than a luxury, is part of the Department’s National Roadway Safety Strategy to address the crisis of deaths on our roads Today, … [continued]

Automakers Opt Out Of Cleaning Up Their Vehicles … But At What Cost?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently proposed new fuel economy standards that, together with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) greenhouse gas emissions standards, are meant to continue to reduce fuel use from new passenger vehicles. The fuel economy program, known as CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) because it considers … [continued]

Do Teslas Really Account for 70% of US Crashes Involving ADAS? Of Course Not

Quite surprisingly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently started collecting somewhat broad data on automobile accidents involving SAE Level 2 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) — driver-assist technology like cruise control, lane keeping, and automatic lane changing. The first report on the collected data was published last month. … [continued]

Car Interiors Being Influenced By Tesla

Tesla’s vehicles have been setting the standards for traditional automakers in a handful of ways — the latest being the onset of a centralized touchscreen instead of buttons. Despite some recent regulator concerns over what activities the screen can be used for, several automakers have already been or are now putting … [continued]