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How Safe Are Autonomous Vehicles?

Federal regulators are just starting to gain an understanding of how vehicles with automation systems impact traffic safety.

June 17, 2022 - Streetsblog USA

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National Roadway Safety Program Centers Vision Zero at the Federal Level

A new federal program will direct resources to reducing traffic deaths, improving roadway safety, and encouraging a shift to sustainable transportation modes.

February 1, 2022 - The New York Times

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Coalition Calls for Updated Federal Crash Test Standards

Revising federal crash test standards and updating test dummies to mimic a wider variety of bodies could save thousands of lives each year.

December 31, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

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Still No Flying Cars: The Underwhelming Progress of Autonomous Vehicles

While we're still far from a Jetsons-style reality, understated autonomous features could be the key to safer transportation.

February 23, 2021 - City Monitor

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SUVs Kill Pedestrians—and They Have for a Long Time

While much focus is on the future of autonomous vehicles, the increase in pedestrian deaths related to SUVs remains a largely ignored issue.

July 15, 2019 - Slate

New Regulations Ask Automakers to Turn up the Volume

Ever been startled by a Prius silently sneaking up behind you? Those days may soon fade in the rear view mirror if U.S. Department of Transportation proposals for minimum sound requirements on hybrid and electric vehicles are approved.

January 9, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

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