Center for Auto Safety Opposes DOT Efforts to Weaken Vehicle Safety Rules

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 1, 2017 Contact: Jason Levine, (202) 328-7700, Center for Auto Safety Submits Comments On Regulatory Review to the Department of Transportation Washington, D.C.— The Center for Auto Safety (“the Center”), the nation’s leading independent non-profit organization providing consumers a voice for auto safety, quality, and fuel …

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Oppose the DOT’s Regulatory Review

Click here to file a comment by December 1, 2017 On October 2, 2017, the Department of Transportation issued a Notification of Regulatory Review of 20 DOT-issued rulemakings, asking for public input on whether these rules should be repealed, replaced, suspended, or modified.  Eight of these rulemakings were conducted by …

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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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