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U.S. DOT Requests Comments on AV Guidelines

February 7, 2020 |

The White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) unveiled ‘Ensuring American Leadership in Automated Vehicle Technologies: Automated Vehicles 4.0’. The guidelines were announced in January at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV. This week the U.S. Department of Transportation and the White House Office of Technology Policy (OSTP) released in…

ASA Submits Comments Supporting New Mexico Bill

January 29, 2020 |

The Automotive Service Association submitted comments supporting New Mexico House Bill 156, which establishes a new section of the Criminal Code for illegally dismantling vehicles. Click here to read ASA’s Letter to the New Mexico Committee on Consumer and Public Affairs.

Center for Auto Safety Drops Technical Service Bulletins Case Against DOT

January 24, 2020 |

In 2016, The Center for Auto Safety filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for failing to publish manufacturer communications and accompanying indices as required by law. This month, the Center dropped its lawsuit against the DOT after the DOT made thousands of manufacturer communications online. The Center believes that these “repair…

NHTSA Expands Comment Period on ADAS Technologies

January 22, 2020 |

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) expanded a comment period on draft research test procedures assessing different advanced driving-assisted systems (ADAS) technology. To learn more, click here.

U.S. DOT Secretary Announces Proposals to Improve Transportation Safety

January 16, 2020 |

Yesterday at the Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao announced three proposals aimed at improving safety on our roadways. Chao announced the next phase of the “Partnership for Analytics Research in Traffic Safety (PARTS) program.” The program will “expand participation in the PARTS program to include almost 70%…

U.S. DOT Announces New Autonomous Vehicle Guidelines

January 9, 2020 |

The White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) unveiled ‘Ensuring American Leadership in Automated Vehicle Technologies: Automated Vehicles 4.0’. The guidelines were announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV this week. AV 4.0 is the third set of autonomous vehicle guidance the DOT has released. AV 4.0 has three…

U.S. House Committee Advances Electric Vehicle Bill

January 9, 2020 |

The U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy advanced H.R. 5545, the New Opportunities to Expand Healthy Air Using Sustainable Transportation (NO EXHAUST) Act of 2020. The legislation was introduced by Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL) two days ago. The bill would authorize: $2 billion per year from fiscal year 2021 through 2030 for the grants to state…

NHTSA Announces Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

January 8, 2020 |

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in accordance with the Fixing Americas Surface Transportation Act of 2015 (FAST Act) to create procedures to exempt replica vehicles from the federal motor vehicle safety standards which apply to new cars. To view the NPRM in its entirety, click here. To…

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