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2011-05-13
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As it prepares to issue an official proposal this September on corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for MY2017-2025, NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) is now seeking public input on a complementary report that the agency must complete.
2008-05-13
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According to SAE 2008 World Congress panelists, safety advocates are trying to determine what potential technologies are the most substantive and what technologies do not meet the hype.
2008-07-09
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Safety advocates are trying to determine what potential technologies are the most substantive and what technologies do not meet the hype. A panel session at April's SAE World Congress, Strategies for Active Safety Technology Delivery, touched on NHTSA’s Advanced Collision Avoidance Technologies (ACAT) program.
2011-11-16
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One may complain about whether the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) proposal formally released by the U.S. government on Nov. 16 goes too far or not far enough, but no one will be able to complain that not enough time elapsed from when the proposal was made to when it went into effect.
2011-08-11
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American businesses that operate heavy on-road vehicles will save an estimated $50 billion in fuel costs under fuel-efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards announced by NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and the U.S.
2012-01-20
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Though supportive of the decision by NHTSA, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to close its investigation related to cases of unintended acceleration in some Toyota models, an arm of the National Academies has issued a report describing as "troubling" NHTSA's inability to convincingly address public concerns about the safety of automotive electronics.
2012-01-06
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Structural reinforcements to better protect the battery pack in side impacts and improvements to the pack’s liquid cooling system are the “fix” that General Motors engineers have developed to prevent a real-world occurrence of a post-crash fire in the Chevrolet Volt produced during testing by the U.S. NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).
2012-04-25
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OEMs need to prepare their customers’ expectations for new fuel-efficiency technologies aimed at meeting the 2017-25 CAFE standards, stressed an expert panel of engineers at the SAE 2012 World Congress. And the attribute-based standards could adversely impact sales of the smaller vehicle segments, the experts noted.
2012-04-27
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The nation's top safety administrator peppered his keynote address to SAE 2012 World Congress attendees with thank-you sentiments to engineers for solving complex problems.
2012-09-21
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After roughly a decade of research into dedicated short range communications (DSRC), U.S. government agencies are preparing to decide whether to mandate adoption.
2012-05-18
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NHTSA (U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) on May 16 proposed a rule to require that new large commercial truck tractors and buses be equipped with an electronic stability control (ESC) system.
2012-05-14
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For commercial truckers and fleet owners, communications between vehicles could improve both fuel economy and safety. While the benefits can be significant, regulators question whether the technology will be adopted if it’s not required.
2012-09-13
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The U.S. government, via several of its transportation-related agencies, is sponsoring the project, which it claims is the largest-ever road test of connected-vehicle crash-avoidance technologies.
2012-08-28
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EPA’s Jackson says support and cooperation of automakers, unions, and other stakeholders in development of the new regulations prove they are “achievable and cost-effective.”
2009-09-03
Article
Though largely solved through recent rulemakings related to switch design, NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) is proposing to add another layer of protection regarding entrapment and pinching dangers posed by power windows.
2009-08-03
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With few exceptions, a revised U.S. regulation on braking requires that new heavy-truck tractors be able to stop in 250 ft when loaded to their gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and tested at 60 mph.
2009-08-31
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Although almost every light vehicle with an automatic transmission already is equipped to prevent shifting out of park without accompanying depression of the brake pedal, NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) is proposing a rule to that effect.
2009-08-26
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The open door to tell NHTSA what you think about its priorities for the calendar years 2009 through 2011 will close on Aug. 31. Although the agency is responsible for implementing fuel-economy mandates, its main focus is improving safety for vehicle occupants and pedestrians.
2009-10-07
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There are more than a few pieces of controversy buried in the Obama administration’s 600-plus-page proposed rule (excluding supporting documents) dictating a uniform U.S. standard for tailpipe emissions of greenhouse gases and for fuel economy for MY2012 through 2016.
2009-12-04
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Automakers would need to enhance existing side airbags and/or employ advanced laminated glazing to meet the requirements of a new, proposed Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard to prevent ejection of vehicle occupants through side windows in rollover and other types of crashes.
2010-01-05
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NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) has decided to delay by one year the deadline for compliance with a rule that clarifies the term designated seating position (DSP) and spells out the formula for calculating the number of them in a given vehicle model.
2009-11-17
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Although the engineering/technology community has and will have a large impact regarding the problem of driver distraction—with that impact having negative and positive poles—it’s the vastly larger community of typical drivers who will determine whether the problem grows or dissipates.
2009-12-09
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The proposed National Program for reducing the CO2 emissions and increasing the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks hinged on the U.S. EPA officially determining that greenhouse gases (GHG) pose a threat to public health and welfare. On Dec. 7, the agency announced just such an official determination.
2011-03-11
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The U.S. Department of Transportation's NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) unit has decided not to pursue a rule that would require automatic reversal systems (ARS) for power windows, and it has re-opened the comment period for its proposal to require an expanded field of view for all vehicles weighing 10,000 lb or less.
2011-03-16
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released dramatic video of recent testing to underscore its call for the U.S. government to beef up standards on rear underguards on tractor-trailers.
2011-05-31
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NHTSA (U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and the U.S. EPA have re-engineered the fuel-economy label that is part of the window sticker on new cars. Starting with model year 2013, the labels will provide additional information such as: estimated annual fuel costs (based on 15,000 mi and $3.70/gal or $0.12/kW·h); estimated fuel cost savings (or, for gas guzzlers, the extra cost) over time compared to "the average new vehicle" (22 mpg); relative amount (on a 1 to 10 scale) of emissions of smog (no specific figures given) and of greenhouse gases (given in g CO2/mi); and fuel consumption (gal/100 mi or kW·h/100 mi).
2011-09-22
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A handful of government-sponsored tests for connected vehicles will begin next year, providing insight into technical issues and factors such as privacy that will play a major role in determining which projects will get a green light for development and deployment.
2011-08-02
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U.S. President Barack Obama on July 29 announced an agreement with 13 major automakers to increase corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) to 54.5 mpg and 163 g/mi of CO2 by MY2025. The agreement covers the model years 2017 to 2025.
2011-07-18
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In an early step to impose a requirement that vehicles operating in electric mode produce some kind of sound to alert blind people to their presence in low-speed situations such as at intersections, NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) is seeking comment.
2011-06-27
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At the Detroit Telematics 2011 conference this month, NHTSA Administrator David Strickland admonished telematics companies who said the car is the ultimate mobile device.
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