Chris Hill

(Insurance Institute for Highway Safety via AP)In this frame grab from video provided by the  Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), taken in 2015, a vehicle closes in on a Strikeable Surrogate Vehicle (SSV) at the IIHS Vehicle Research Center in Ruckersville, Va. Federal regulators and the auto industry are taking a more lenient approach than safety advocates would like to phasing in automatic braking systems for passenger cars, according to the official records of their closed-door negotiations. Systems that automatically apply brakes to prevent or mitigate collisions, rather than waiting for the driver to act, are the most important safety technology available today that’s not already required in cars. (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety via AP)

MITRE, NHTSA expanding partnership with more transportation data sets

A longstanding analysis partnership among the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the MITRE Corporation and several car makers is about to expand.

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