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King Nominated to Lead the NHTSA Again

You might remember Heidi King, as she was chosen by President Trump to lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for the first time, at the end of June. At the time King gained the Senate’s approval then awaited … Continue reading

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Final Count: Traffic Fatalities Show Highest Increase in Almost 50 Years

Traffic fatalities totaled 35,092 in 2015, a 7.2 percent increase from 2014, according to the final numbers released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This number ends a five-decade trend of declining fatalities, according to NHTSA. Continue reading

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NHTSA Recalls Select Commercial Bus Models Because of Glass Issue

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Micro Bird MBII, G5 and CT Series commercial buses over a potential glass issue. Continue reading

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2015 Road Fatalities Up 7.7 Percent Over Prior Year

Roadway deaths for 2015 are up 7.7 percent from 2014, according to preliminary data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Fatalities among occupants of vehicles that rolled over increased by 5 percent over the previous year. Continue reading

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4 Recalls of Interest to You

From glass and lighting issues to faulty hood latches, here are four new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) recalls to have on your radar. Continue reading

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NHTSA Seeking Public Comment on Crash Test Vehicle

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has teamed up with the European New Car Assessment Program, Thatcham and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to develop a specialized 3D crash model to test vehicles that include Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The agency has scheduled a public meeting to allow stakeholders to view the vehicle and offer comment. Continue reading

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NHTSA Proposes New FMVSS for Bus Glazing

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to establish a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) to require the installation of advanced glazing in buses. The new standard would require impactor testing of glazing material. Continue reading

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Do Self-Driving Vehicles Need Rear-View Mirrors? NHTSA Weighs In

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) chief counsel recently interpreted a number of provisions in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) as they would apply to Google’s self-driving vehicles (SDV). The tech giant asked NHTSA for its feedback on a variety of topics, including rear-view mirrors and the need for windshields wipers, among others. Continue reading

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NHTSA Gets an Earful about Developing Guidelines for Automated Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) held its first public meeting Friday about autonomous vehicles. It is seeking industry insight to develop guidelines for the “Safe Deployment and Operation of Automated Vehicle Safety Technologies.” While NHTSA supports this technology’s rapid introduction, those that took the microphone by and large asked the safety administration to slow down its timetable to set guidance, saying there are still more questions than answers. Continue reading

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Rosekind: Vehicles with ADAS Must Be Repaired Correctly

“We want to focus initially on rolling out automatic-emergency braking. Let’s hope all the cameras and sensors work after the car is repaired,” said Mark Rosekind, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) administrator, during the Washington, D.C., Auto Show on Thursday. “When vehicles are repaired, including windshield replacement, let’s hope this technology works correctly. Continue reading

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Will NHTSA Give Crash-Avoidance Technology Safety Stars?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposes to add a crash-avoidance ratings based on whether a vehicle features multiple technologies, including forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning and blind-spot detection, among others. Continue reading

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3 Things the NHTSA Wants You to Know

At a recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) meeting, Mark Rosekind, administrator, touched on three areas of highway safety: its current state, how the NHTSA is improving it and new frontiers that will need to be addressed. The Current … Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Rosekind: Automated Systems Are No Longer Science Fiction

“In many ways, the car hasn’t changed as much in the entire last century as it’s about to change in the next few years. And that change, that safety revolution driven by technology can be accompanied—must be accompanied—by a parallel transformation in culture,” said Mark Rosekind, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) administrator, during a recent speech in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

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NHTSA Closes Investigation into Chrysler Crossfire Backlite Issue

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation (ODI) has closed an investigation into reports that “the backlite window of the convertible top separates from its adhesive bond attachment” in the 2005 Chrysler Crossfire. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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NHTSA Launches Free VIN Look Up for Recalls

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched a free online VIN search tool to look up recalls. Continue reading

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President Obama Nominates Rosekind to Head NHTSA

President Obama has nominated Mark Rosekind for administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation. Rosekind has been a member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) since 2010. “I do think NHTSA should take larger role when it comes to glass and proper installations,” says Melissa Martin, owner of Wisefly Auto Glass, which is has a branch in Georgia and one in California. Continue reading

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AGC Automotive Americas Asks NHTSA for Exemption of FMVSS Compliance on Certain Backlites

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received a petition from AGC Flat Glass North America, doing business as AGC Automotive Americas Co., asking for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance over certain glazing the company manufactured as replacement automotive backlites for model-year 2003-2008 Toyota Matrix vehicles. AGC officials say the backlites do not fully comply with S5.1 and S5.7 of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 205, Glazing Materials. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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NHTSA: 22 Million Vehicles Recalled in 2013

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that approximately 22 million vehicles were recalled in 2013 and “shattering sunroofs” was a big reason behind automotive glass-related recalls. This is the highest total since 2004 when overall recalls reached more than 30 million.
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Several Ford F-150 Owners Report Shattering Backlites to NHTSA

More than 20 F-150 Ford owners of the 2010 model year have complained to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that an alleged glitch in their rear defrosters has caused their backlites to shatter or spiderweb in cracks.
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