27 Jun '17, 4am

Feds May Be Thinking Twice About Hybrid And EV Pedestrian Warning Noise Law

Feds May Be Thinking Twice About Hybrid And EV Pedestrian Warning Noise Law

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration appears to be mulling the notion of keeping in force sound alerts to warn pedestrians of the near-silent cars required now by law in hybrid and electric cars. The consideration was included in NHTSA’s 2018 budget documents presented to Congress emphasizing deregulation for a number of safety rules. That includes rear-view and backup cameras in cars, electronic-stability control in heavy trucks, and a rule allowing dealers to install switches that could deactivate airbags. It’s not clear whether rules enacted last year requiring noise coming from hybrid and electric vehicles will be altered. NHTSA didn’t say whether the rules will be repealed or if certain sections of the policies would be modified. The Trump administration has made a priority out of cleaning up rules that it considers to stand in the way of the U.S. being ...

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