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3/18/2020 - NHTSA Issues NPRM to Modernize Occupant Protection for Automated Vehicles

NHTSA Issues First-Ever Proposal to Modernize Occupant Protection Safety Standards for Vehicles Without Manual Controls Share:

March 17, 2020 | Washington, DCHistoric first step for the agency to remove unnecessary barriers to motor vehicles equipped with automated driving systems

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today issued a proposal to modernize numerous Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and clarify ambiguities in current occupant protection standards for vehicles equipped with automated driving systems that are designed without traditional manual controls.

“This proposal seeks public comment on the Department’s efforts to improve safety and update rules that no longer make sense such as requiring manual driving controls on autonomous vehicles,”

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