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Posts tagged with 'NHTSA'

10 Feb, 2011

John Day It’s not that I was suspicious. I have no axe to grind against Toyota and was pleased to read that after a 10-month study, NASA and NHTSA engineers found no electronic flaws in Toyota vehicles capable of causing unintended acceleration. But I was curious to know how they did it – how they examined and tested mechanical and electronic components and what tools they used to analyze some 280,000 lines … Read More

unintende acceleration, Toyota, electromagnetic radiation, event data recorders, brake override systems, nasa, NHTSA, Goddard Space Flight Center, keyless ignition

14 Dec, 2010

John Day Four years from now, if the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has its way, every new car sold in the U.S. will include technology to let drivers see what – or who – is behind them when the vehicle’s transmission is in reverse. That’s government acting responsibly to save lives, or another assault on my individual freedom, depending on your perspective. NHTSA’s proposed rule was … Read More

Rear-View Camera, NHTSA, Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act, cross traffic system, backover fatalities, Lincoln, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ford, Jim Buczkowski

21 Oct, 2010

John Day V2X (vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure) technology is not quite ready for prime time – or rush hour – but Roger Berg at DENSO International America says progress is being made, and cars could be talking to each other and to the roadway infrastructure, as early as 2015. Berg says the technology is ready, except for a speed bump or two related to spoofing (broadcasting fake messages) and … Read More

DSRC, NHTSA, DENSO, V2X

6 Sep, 2010

John Day According to a recent article in USA Today, at least 41 children have died so far this year in the U.S. because absent-minded parents or caregivers left them in cars in hot weather. NHTSA warns that a car’s windows act like a greenhouse, trapping sunlight and heat. It says cars parked in direct sunlight can reach internal temperatures up to 131° - 172° F when outside temperatures are 80° – 100° F. … Read More

baby seat sensor, Janette Fennell, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, NHTSA, USA Today, Kids and Cars, nasa

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