Thirteenth annual report names Kansas City, Kansas, as the city with America’s safest drivers.
NHTSA indicated that the agency is watching OEMs’ efforts on automatic emergency braking and may assess down the road “whether additional steps, including the possibility of a rulemaking to establish a new standard, might be needed in the future.”
Data suggests that Tesla’s driver-assistance technology might actually improve safety.
The standard would mandate vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications for new light vehicles and to standardize the message and format of V2V transmissions.
A white paper from the Insurance Information Institute notes that, between the first quarters of 2014 and 2016, collision claim frequency increased 2.6 percent while collision claim severity rose 8.2 percent.
If NHTSA required automakers to adopt advanced safety technologies, Consumer Watchdog believes it could prevent or limit the injuries and property damage from an estimated 910,000 automobile crashes every year.
The announcement covers the second phase of voluntary guidelines to address driver distraction on U.S. roads.
The hearing is the latest in a series that is examining the effects of federal policy on emerging technologies.
New requirement of audible alert will help prevent 2,400 pedestrian injuries a year.
The biggest reason, says National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Head Mark Rosekind, is that there are about 250 million cars and trucks that are more than a decade old on average still on the road.
U.S. DOT Issues Federal Guidance to the Automotive Industry for Improving Motor Vehicle Cybersecurity
Guidance covers cybersecurity best practices for all motor vehicles, individuals and organizations manufacturing and designing vehicle systems and software.
NHTSA’s 5 to Drive campaign encourages safe driving behaviors in teen drivers, like cell phone use while driving, no extra passengers, no speeding, no alcohol, and no driving or riding without a seat belt.