• January 21st, 2015

The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the Obama administration will unveil a change in its five-star New Car Assessment Program on Thursday that awards cars and trucks up to five stars in crash tests.

NHTSA may be announcing that it will include on new vehicle stickers whether vehicles have automatic braking systems to avoid frontal collisions — but the agency has no plans to immediately require automakers to include the advanced technology features. The agency has been considering a number of significant changes to the rating system since 2013.