Category: Software

  • August 31st, 2020

In the United States alone, tens of millions of vehicles, car seats, tires and other equipment are recalled every year. We know because at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration we set and enforce vehicle safety standards. And, when vehicles and related equipment have safety defects, we manage the recalls Now, thanks to our new […]

  • August 14th, 2020

Washington, DC (CNN) — Michigan announced Thursday that it’s teaming with tech and auto companies to attempt to retrofit a roughly 40-mile stretch of two roads outside Detroit exclusively for self-driving vehicles. Michigan’s partners include Ford and Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners, a company that Alphabet has invested in. Alphabet owns Google (GOOG) and Waymo, one of the companies at the forefront of developing self-driving […]

  • June 30th, 2020

A new study from Consumer Reports estimates that requiring cutting-edge safety features on all new motor vehicles would reduce annual traffic deaths in the U.S. by more than half. The study points out that despite the benefits, how and when these systems should be deployed still lacks a robust regulatory framework from Congress or federal agencies. […]

  • June 25th, 2020

Vehicle technologies can now actively control parts of the driving task for extended periods of time, potentially allowing drivers to disengage from their driving responsibilities. It is imperative that we continue to assess how these new features can affect driver behavior and performance. This report summarizes an analysis of data from two Naturalistic Driving Studies […]

  • June 25th, 2020

For a while there, the future of driving looked awfully robotic, like our streets were just a few years from hosting hordes of soul-sucked pods, nary a steering wheel or pedal to be seen. But while Waymo, Cruise, Uber and other outfits working to dump the human driver have struggled to deliver commercially viable fleets […]

  • May 28th, 2020

Fully autonomous vehicles, which would carry out many or all of their functions without the intervention of a driver, may someday bring sweeping social and economic changes and “lead to breakthrough gains in transportation safety.” Motor vehicle crashes caused an estimated 36,560 fatalities in 2018; a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) […]

  • May 28th, 2020

Predictors of future auto and energy forecasts say that by the end of this new decade, electric vehicles could account for half of auto sales in the world. The trends that could lead to those projections include better battery technology and a rising interest in energy efficiency for buses, rideshare vehicles, and electric scooters. Read […]

  • May 21st, 2020

Driverless cars aren’t here yet. More vehicles are incorporating a degree of automation with technologies such as adaptive cruise control and lane centering, but the driver will continue to share driving responsibilities for the foreseeable future. In theory, fully automated driving could eliminate the vast majority of crashes, but that level of automation won’t be parked […]

  • October 3rd, 2018

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has honored Alabama by requesting a presentation on the successes of our eCite project at the International Traffic Records Forum in August 2011. The draft of the PPT presentation briefly summarizes the history and the benefits realized to the state. A conservative estimate of the savings from data […]