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NHTSA Seeks Comments on Draft Research Test Procedures for ADAS

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published nine draft research test procedures to assess the performance of certain types of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). NHTSA has requested public comments on whether the procedures adequately, objectively, and practically assess the system performance in a test track environment. The procedures are intended for better understanding the technology. They are not indications that NHTSA intends to establish ADAS regulations or incorporate the technology into the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) at this time.  

There are eight draft test procedures. For light vehicles, these include:

  1. Active Parking Assist (APA) 
  2. Blind Spot Detection (BSD) 
  3. Blind Spot Intervention (BSI) 
  4. Intersection Safety Assist (ISA) 
  5. Opposing Traffic Safety Assist (OTSA) 
  6. Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking (PAEB) 
  7. Rear Automatic Braking 
  8. Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) 

For heavy vehicles, these include:

     9. Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB).   

Public comments are due January 21, 2020. Access the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's nine draft research test procedures.

Questions? Contact Stuart Gosswein at