Law & Order

NHTSA Seeks Feedback on Providing ADAS Information to Consumers

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By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking comment on how to eventually develop a rating system for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and incorporate it within the Agency’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).

The NCAP is intended to provide consumers with basic safety information about a new vehicle and foster comparison shopping between different makes and models. The program tests new vehicle performance in various crash scenarios (frontal, side, rollover) and provides a 5-star scale rating. NHTSA periodically updates the NCAP to reflect new technological advancements. The Agency most recently updated the program to include automatic emergency braking systems starting with MY 2018 vehicles.

ADAS cover new crash-avoidance measures, such as lane departure and blind-spot warnings through the use of cameras, radar, LiDAR, vehicle-to-vehicle communications and other technologies.

Click here for the NHTSA request for comments. For more information, contact Stuart Gosswein at stuartg@sema.org.