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NHTSA: 2015 Roadway Deaths Climb 9 Percent

Roadway deaths for the first nine months of 2015 have climbed 9.3 percent over 2014, according to an early estimate from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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NHTSA to Include Automatic-Emergency Braking in 5-Star Review

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is updating its 5-Star Rating System to include automatic-emergency braking (AEB) in 2018.

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $500 Million in Grants

The Department of Transportation will provide $500 million for 39 transportation projects in 34 states, some projects spanning several states, from its Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) 2015 program, according to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. This year rural areas received 43 percent of the project awards, a higher percentage than any previous year.

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NHTSA to Recommend Two Automatic Emergency Braking Systems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to add two automatic emergency braking systems to the recommended advanced safety features included under its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), a five-star safety ratings system, according U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

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U.S. Department of Transportation One Step Closer to Requiring V2V Communication

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has taken a big step toward requiring future vehicles to talk to each other to prevent possible collisions. NHTSA has released an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and a Supporting Research Report on Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communications Technology and expects to deliver notice of proposed rulemaking by 2016. “This could make it a little more interesting to install glass,” says Sam Shipley, owner of Maryland Auto Glass.

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Calls for Long-Term Highway Funding

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx continued pushing for more funding from U.S. Congress, saying the short-term 10-month $10.9 billion transportation “patch” passed by the House of Representatives and now being considered in the Senate is only a temporary fix for a “crumbling” highway system that shows a growing number of potholes and other damage. The fix means that “at current spending levels, we will fall almost $850 billion short of transportation needs nationally by 2020,” he said during a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Monday.

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NHTSA Issues Final Rule on Rear Visibility

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a final rule requiring all vehicles under 10,000 pounds, including buses and trucks, manufactured on or after May 1, 2018, to come equipped with rear visibility technology that expands the field of view to enable the driver to detect areas behind the vehicle to reduce death and injury resulting from backover incidents.

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