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Consumer Reports Submits Comments on Proposed NHTSA Automatic Emergency Braking Systems on Heavy Vehicles Rule

Consumer Reports (CR), the independent, nonprofit member organization, welcomes the opportunity to comment on the notice of proposed rulemaking by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regarding automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems on heavy vehicles.

Given the proven effectiveness of AEB and the clear need for the technology, CR supports NHTSA in implementing the strongest possible rule in an expeditious manner. As we noted in our recent comments to NHTSA on AEB systems for light vehicles, we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with more than 24,000 individual consumers who signed a CR petition supporting NHTSA’s plans to require AEB and PAEB in all new cars, SUVs, and trucks, and who urged the agency to finalize the strongest possible requirements without delay.