Truck Companies Press for Automatic Braking
The American Trucking Association (ATA) is pushing for federal regulators to require the installation of automatic emergency braking systems on U.S. cars and trucks.
The group, which lobbies for truck companies, said the automated braking systems would reduce the potential for accidents on the nation’s roads and highways.
“In our role as a safety leader, we believe ATA needs to be at the forefront of advocating for proven safety technologies,” ATA President Bill Graves said in a statement. “The experience of our member fleets tells us that automatic emergency braking systems hold tremendous promise and as such, we believe manufacturers should make this equipment standard and the federal government should seriously look at issuing regulatory standards.”