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Automotive News Features Article by Thompson on New Legislation Directed at the Auto Industry, Especially Automated Vehicles and Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems

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Brian Thompson (Of Counsel-San Francisco, CA) authored “NHTSA May Have to Take the Wheel on Automation” for the June 7, 2021, edition of Automotive News. Brian discusses new regulatory bills introduced in Congress that would compel the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to enhance its regulatory oversight of autonomous technologies, advanced driver-assistance systems, recalls and vehicle seat safety ‒ something the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) noted is lacking in federal safety standards. Renewed interest in oversight coincides with a slew of fatal incidents involving advanced driver-assistance and autonomous systems; the bill would require the NHTSA and the Department of Transportation to become more involved with automakers going forward.

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