Trailer ABS lamp now permanent requirement
- It's lights out for M-B brake idea. Stoffer, Harry // Automotive News;6/6/2005, Vol. 79 Issue 6151, p1
The article reports that Mercedes-Benz has sought to equip its vehicles with brake lights that would rapidly flash on and off when a driver stopped suddenly. But the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rejected the proposal. Mercedes argued that the flashing lights would allow...
- Saturn issues L-series recall. Stoffer, Harry // Automotive News;6/6/2005, Vol. 79 Issue 6151, p1
The article reports that Saturn Corp. is recalling nearly 300,000 L-series sedans and wagons to check for faulty brake lights and taillights. The affected cars are 2000-02 sedans and 2000-04 wagons. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says dealerships will install new sockets...
- A more cooperative safety approach supplements rules. // Automotive News;9/21/2015, Vol. 89 Issue 6691, p0012
The author comments on the decision of 10 automobile manufacturers in the U.S. to voluntarily make automatic emergency braking systems standard. Topics discussed include the announcement of the agreement on September 11, 2015, the implementation of a more cooperative approach to improve...
- UNDER RESTRAINT. Mayne, Eric // Ward's Auto World;Apr2002, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p19
Discusses the challenges faced by automobile safety system producers regarding restraint-system development. Role of seatbelts in the prevention of frontal collisions; Impact of product liability lawsuits and U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regulations on the development of...
- Airbags: Materials make a difference. Chamberlain, Gary // Design News;10/6/97, Vol. 53 Issue 19, p149
Presents information on airbags for automobiles as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has to define the meaning of `smart airbag' and what it must do. Information on things considered when designing airbags; Statistical information on the lives which airbags saved;...
- Rules on head-injury protection coming in October, NHTSA vows. Frame, Phil // Automotive News;9/16/1996, Vol. 71 Issue 5678, p4
Reports on the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) plans to issue revisions to the standards for head-injury protection in automobiles. Car models affected by the standards; NHTSA's reasons for revising the standards.
- Gov't proposes tougher side airbag rules. Thomas, Ken // North Texas Automotive Report;Jan2010, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p7
The article reports that the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed on December 1, 2010 that new cars and trucks would be required to have larger and stronger side air bags for the protection of motorists during vehicular collisions and rollover crashes.
- Are side underride guards coming? Sauer, Bruce // Bulk Transporter Exclusive Insight;7/1/2014, p1
The article reports that the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended the requirement of underride guards on trailers, with above 10,000 gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), to ensure safety of passenger...
- U.S., Europe standardize vehicle brake requirements. // Professional Safety;May95, Vol. 40 Issue 5, p10
Reports that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has established a new safety standard `Passenger Car Brake Systems,' which is designed to harmonize the United States brake standards with those of European countries.