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NHTSA Asserts Broad Authority Over New Vehicle Technologies Offered by Both OE and Aftermarket Suppliers

On April 1, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an Enforcement Guidance Bulletin that outlines the agency's views on emerging automotive technologies. Critically, the bulletin suggests guiding principles and best practices for vehicle and equipment manufacturers as they develop and implement new technologies and report safety related defects. 

Automakers and NHTSA Agree on Proactive Safety Principles

On January 15, 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and 18 automakers pledged to work together to enhance safety and improve recalls. In addition, the automakers agreed to voluntarily work with the government to identify cybersecurity threats to cars and light trucks.