The Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced a voluntary collaboration with 18 automakers in order to explore new ways to promote safety on the road.
Over the past two years, there have been a record number of recalls, Congressional hearings and lawsuits involving the automotive industry. The DOT established this new collaboration to help automakers share traffic and safety data, research and development on safety features, and more to reduce crashes and manufacturing defects.
The collaboration is based on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Safety Management System, which allows airlines to anonymously share data that can help improve safety. This system has been considered a resounding success, and the DOT believes that a similar system could greatly benefit the automotive industry.
The DOT also announced that it will work with automakers to develop guidelines for self-driving cars over the next decade. For more information on car safety and advances in the auto industry, contact us at 708-845-3000.
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