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NHTSA considers auto-brake mandate

Amanda Bayhi - May 17, 2013

NHTSA considers auto-brake mandate

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Administrator David Strickland said at a congressional meeting Wednesday that the agency is considering automatic braking as a requirement in vehicles, Automotive News reported. Automatic braking systems use cameras or radars to detect surrounding objects ...

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LaHood issues ‘Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving’

Staff Report - Jun 07, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on June 7 released a “Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving” that offers a comprehensive strategy to address the growing and dangerous practice of using handheld cell phones behind the wheel. The plan outlines concrete steps stakeholders ...

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U.S. DOT tests ‘Connected Vehicle Technology’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 24, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood took a firsthand look at “connected vehicle” technologies that have the potential to improve safety and help drivers avert crashes as part of a research clinic hosted by the Department of Transportation at Walt Disney ...

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U.S. DOT donates crash test dummies to Smithsonian

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 19, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation is donating a number of “Vince and Larry” crash-test dummy costumes and related auto safety items to the Smithsonian Institution. These objects now become part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American ...

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