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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Statement on New Crash Reporting Requirements for Vehicles Equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Automated Driving Systems (ADS)

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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) commends the actions taken today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to require auto manufacturers and operators of vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that are rated as Level 2 per the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and vehicles with more sophisticated automated driving system capability (SAE Levels 3 – 5) to report crashes.

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Statement on Autonomous Vehicles Rule

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Today’s action by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is the culmination of a preoccupation with kowtowing to the auto industry’s priority of removing so-called regulatory barriers in order to facilitate the introduction of autonomous vehicles (AVs). While we expected nothing less, this misdirection should not go unnoticed or overlooked.

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Statement on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) AV TEST Initiative Announcement

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Less than two weeks before the Biden-Harris Administration takes office, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) took one more opportunity today to tout a voluntary, and essentially useless, program that purports to provide meaningful information on autonomous vehicle (AV) testing, but in fact does nothing of the kind.

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Statement on Release of 2019 Motor Vehicle Crash Data

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While today’s report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates a slight two percent decrease in motor vehicle crash fatalities during 2019, 36,096 people were killed and an additional 2.74 million people were injured on our Nation’s roadways.  This is completely unacceptable – especially considering proven safety technologies are available and lifesaving laws could be enacted in all states.

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