Rulemaking

CAS Calls NHTSA-Auto Industry Secret Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) Deal a Safety Sellout

March 17, 2016 Today, NHTSA announced an agreement with 20 automakers to introduce Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), without rulemaking or public input. CAS Executive Director Clarence Ditlow Stated: The NHTSA-Industry secret AEB deal is inadequate, unenforceable and expensive. It allows auto companies to charge whatever they can get away with in an options package until 2022.  The test speeds should have included the 40-mph test speed …

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Automatic braking for cars: Private talks on technology pace

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators and the auto industry are taking a more lenient approach than safety advocates like when it comes to phasing in automatic braking systems for passenger cars, according to records of their private negotiations.

The technology automatically applies brakes to prevent or mitigate collisions, rather than waiting for the driver to act. It's the most important safety technology available today that's not already required in cars.

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Keyless ignition deaths: Mounting cases reinforce U.S.-leading threat

By Charles Elmore - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Additional cases coming to light are only reinforcing just how deadly an invisible and odorless threat has proven to be in Palm Beach County, which leads the nation in deaths tied to keyless vehicle ignition systems.

Kansas-based nonprofit group KidsAndCars.org says it has documented seven carbon-monoxide poisoning deaths in Palm Beach County out of 21 nationally linked to keyless cars since 2009. That’s one in three.

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