NHTSA issues rule to update vehicle safety standards in automated vehicles

Policy & Regulation

New rule does not impact existing occupant protection requirements for traditional vehicles with manual driver controls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued what it termed as a final rule to modernize several Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) to facilitate development, testing and deployment of highly automated vehicles, the US-based safety agency said in a press release on 14 January.

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