NHTSA Advocates for AEBS in Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
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NHTSA Proposes AEBS Mandate for New Vehicles in the U.S.

NHTSA proposes requirements for AEBS in new vehicles to help avoid crashes or at least reduce their severity.

Date: 26 Jul 2023

Two new rules proposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) would expand requirements for Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) systems for all types of road vehicles for the U.S. market in the next 3 to 5 years.

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) NHTSA-2023-0023 / FMCSA-2022-0171 requires AEB systems and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems for all heavy vehicles (above 10,000 lb GVWR). Until this is in effect, only ESC systems are mandatory for heavy vehicles above 26,000 lb GVWR.

At the same time, NHTSA-2023-0021 prescribes AEB and Pedestrian AEB systems for light vehicles (up to 10,000 lb GVWR). The combination of AEB and PAEB will require detecting and reacting to various traffic participants, such as light and heavy vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists.

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