NHTSA Proposes New V2V Standard

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed the establishment of a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) to mandate vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications for new light vehicles, according the Federal Register.

The proposed standard, FMVSS No. 150, would also standardize the message and format of V2V transmissions, according to the notice in the Register.

“This will create an information environment in which vehicle and device manufacturers can create and implement applications to improve safety, mobility, and the environment,” the notice reads.

Implementation of a new standard would prevent “ … hundreds of thousands of crashes and prevent over one thousand fatalities annually,” the report reads.

NHTSA will receive comments on the proposal until April 12. For more details on the proposal and how to submit comments click here.

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