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Business, Technology, Government

DOT Supports Automation

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The U.S. Department of Transportation last week issued guidelines for testing and deployment of highly automated vehicles. Top administration officials said they want to promote development of self-driving technology to reduce crashes on the nation’s roadways.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 26, 2016
Government, Business

NHTSA Warns Drivers Not to Play Pokemon Go and Drive

Part of a safety ad by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warned drivers July 8 not to play the megahit augmented reality game Pokemon Go while driving.

July 11, 2016
Government, Business

Zero Rear-End Crashes in CAS Field Test, NHTSA Says

A yearlong federal field operational test of 150 Class 8 tractor-trailers equipped with collision avoidance systems had no rear-end crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 15, 2016
Special Coverage, Business, Government

V2V Communication Projects Advancing, NHTSA Official Says

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — An engineer with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said advances in vehicle-to-vehicle communications continue to accelerate and that new studies are under way to address several critical and complex issues.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
February 29, 2016
Business, Government

NHTSA: Alcohol Use Down, Marijuana Up

WASHINGTON — Alcohol use by motorists on U.S. highways has declined significantly in recent years. However, the use of marijuana among the driving public is on the rise, according to research by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 25, 2016
Business, Government

NHTSA Endorses Canadian Standard for Stronger Trailer Underride Guards

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last week issued a proposed rule to upgrade U.S. standards for rear-impact guards that enhance truck and trailer underride protection, in an effort to reduce the severity of passenger vehicle crashes into the back of trailers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 14, 2015
Government, Business

NHTSA Extends Comment Period on Straight Truck Rear Guards

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reopened the public comment period for a proposed rule that would toughen standards for rear impact guards and reflective material on the rear and sides of straight trucks.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 5, 2015
Government, Business

NHTSA Requests Comment on Underride Guards

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on July 17 announced an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking seeking comment on the cost benefits of underride guards on single-unit trucks.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 17, 2015
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

NTSB Recommends Video Recorders on Heavy Trucks and Buses

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The National Transportation Safety Board on April 29 issued a recommendation that heavy truck and bus fleet operators deploy in-cab video system recorder technology to monitor their drivers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 30, 2015
Government, Business

FMCSA, NHTSA Delay Safety Fitness, Speed Limiter Proposed Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is delaying publication of its proposed safety fitness-determination rule by another month, until Aug. 17, the agency said in its April significant rulemakings report.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 17, 2015

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