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How the new NHTSA ruling for autonomous cars impacts the wider chassis systems market

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Near term deployment of Level 4 mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) fleets could lead to a fundamental increase in demand for by-wire chassis systems across the light vehicle market

On 10 March, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the agency that develops and enforces the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) regulations relevant to vehicles sold in the United States, updated the 200-series occupant protection standards to account for autonomous vehicles that do not have the traditional manual controls associated with a human driver. This change came a month after General Motors (GM) sent a petition on behalf of its self-driving subsidiary Cruise, which previously announced plans to start series production of its fully autonomous purpose-built vehicle (PBV), the Origin, in 2022, followed by service deployment of the same in the near future.

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