The bureau proposed requiring the apparatus, sometimes called”black boxes” in most vehicles, but hadn’t finalized it.
The head of customer advocacy group Center for Auto Safety contested the operator’s move. In an email, manager Jason Levine stated the decision to withdraw the proposal”seems particularly problematic as the demand for uniform collision data components to aid crash investigators simply increases with each iteration of innovative security technology.”
NHTSA couldn’t immediately be reached for further comment.
The bureau also proposed in December 2012 requiring the record of safety-related information from the moments before and during an automobile crash. In 2006, NHTSA necessitated the selection of certain data such as vehicle speed, crash drives in the moment of impact, if an air bag deployed or when the brakes were implemented at the minutes before a crash and when seat belts were fastened.
NHTSA said in a statement that it was withdrawing the proposal since almost 100 percent of producers voluntarily equip vehicles using the apparatus.
The agency added it’s working with a proposal to upgrade pre-crash recording demands for event data recorders which was demanded by Congress at a 2015 law.
That legislation requires the bureau to set up that the”appropriate period” for vehicles to catch information to provide”accident investigators with vehicle-related info related to accidents involving these vehicles.”
A 2014 congressional report stated data in the apparatus may be employed by law enforcement agencies to help determine why an incident happened and can be used by automakers to understand vehicle performance in collision scenarios and from security officials to probe security problems.
The Trump government has pledged to eliminate what it rains unnecessary regulations.