NHTSA Seeks Information on Camera-Based Rear Visibility Systems
On August 28, 2019 (FR Vol.84 No. 167) the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a Notice and Request for Comment (Docket No. NHTSA 2019 - 0082).
NHTSA indicates that they will seek the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of a proposed collection of certain information as required by procedure. As new vehicle technologies are developed, it is prudent to ensure that they do not create any unintended decrease in safety.
The safety of passive visibility-related technologies depends on both the performance of the systems and on drivers' ability to effectively and comfortably use the systems. The proposed collection of information supports research addressing safety-related aspects of drivers' use of camera-based rear visibility systems intended to serve as a replacement for traditional outside rearview mirrors.
The initial work will be focused on light vehicles and then heavy trucks. This work seeks to examine and compare drivers' eye glance behavior and aspects of driving behavior and lane change. Comments are due by October 28, 2019.
This Notice and Request for Comment is available on InterRegs.NET for our US Federal subscribers and is also available at www.selectregs.com.