|Based on the results
of the safety pilot and other research, the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) made an agency decision to move forward with a rule
requiring V2V devices to be installed in new cars.
|In August, NHTSA
released the advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) and a supporting
comprehensive research report on V2V communications technology. The report
includes analysis of the Department's research findings in key areas such as
technical feasibility, privacy and security, and preliminary estimates on
costs and safety benefits. The ANPRM, which closed a few days ago, sought
input from the public and stakeholders on these findings. The input will help
support the Department’s regulatory work to eventually require V2V devices in
new light vehicles. NHTSA expects to release the Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking by 2016.
|In addition, the DOT
released a Request for Information (RFI) related to the security system that
will support V2V operations. The SCMS encompasses all technical,
organizational, and operational aspects of the V2V security system that is
needed to support trusted, safe/secure V2V communications and to protect
driver privacy appropriately. The RFI seeks responses from parties
potentially interested in establishing and operating a V2V SCMS.