In August, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking with a goal of requiring vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication capability for light vehicles – passenger cars and light truck vehicles – and create minimum performance requirements for V2V devices and messages. The notice also included an outline for a comprehensive study of V2V technology that would focus on “technical feasibility, privacy and security, and preliminary estimates on costs and safety benefits.”
NHTSA is currently taking public comment through Oct. 20, 2014, and is working to deliver a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by 2016. To view more from NHTSA and a copy of its recommended comprehensive report on V2V technology, click here (direct link: http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/NHTSA-issues-advanced-notice-of-proposed-rulemaking-on-V2V-communications).
Emerging vehicle technology continues to be an important item of interest for the Automotive Service Association. ASA and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers hosted the first Technology and Telematics Expo Aug. 1 during NACE|CARS 2014 in Detroit.
The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry.
ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. For additional information about ASA, including past news releases, go to www.ASAshop.org, or visit ASA’s legislative website at www.TakingTheHill.com.
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