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UMTRI statement on NHTSA ANPRM, V2V communication technology

August 20, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technology on August 18 and a supporting comprehensive research report.

UMTRI director Peter Sweatman said the news represents a significant step forward for road safety.

“We share NHTSA's optimism that connected-vehicle technology holds significant promise in making the nation's roadways safer for all road users,” said Sweatman. “We expect that Monday’s actions send a clear signal to a broad range of industries that wireless communication between vehicles, the roadway, and all road users is a significant and irreplaceable step forward for safety."

"We are also proud to have played a role as Test Conductor of the Safety Pilot Model Deployment, being responsible for collecting data that served as part of the basis for the USDOT's report and rulemaking notice,” said Sweatman.

Read the NHTSA news release.