Truck crash victims’ families applaud legislation to require affordable, lifesaving technology “vaccines” in all new vehicles to prevent deadly crashes

An essential feature of your legislation is requiring these safety technologies as standard equipment on all new vehicles – all trucks, buses, and cars.

Families of truck crash victims with the Truck Safety Coalition today applauded U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) for introducing legislation, the Protecting Roadside First Responders Act (S.1386, H.R. 2867) to require advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on all new cars, trucks and buses. These innovative technologies include automatic emergency braking (AEB) and forward collision warnings (FCW) systems, which could prevent

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Lobbyists urge updates to federal car safety rules after Tesla crashes

Two major lobbying groups for the U.S. automotive industry are urging updates to federal vehicle safety regulations in the wake of high-profile crashes involving Tesla vehicles.

During a Senate subcommittee hearing Tuesday, executives with the Alliance for Automotive Innovation and Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association said the U.S. needs better standards and protocols to address automated driving systems like those sold by Tesla under the brand names Autopilot and Full Self-Driving.

Tesla has drawn criticism for its design, testing and marketing of these systems, including failure to prevent drivers from abusing or over-estimating the capabilities of Autopilot and FSD.


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Tesla Crashes Raise Safety Questions in Congress About Driver-Assistance Systems

Two U.S. senators have expressed concern about what they said may be an emerging pattern of safety concerns involving

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vehicles in the wake of a fatal crash in Texas.

In a letter Thursday to America’s top automotive-safety regulator, Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Sen.

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of Massachusetts urged the agency to develop recommendations for improving advanced driver-assistance systems such as Tesla’s Autopilot.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a probe into the weekend crash, one of more than two dozen investigations it has launched into Tesla-involved crashes. The agency has said that

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Nearly two dozen crashes involving Tesla cars under investigation

U.S. safety regulators are actively investigating nearly two dozen car crashes involving Tesla vehicles. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Thursday confirmed it has opened 27 total investigations into car accidents involving Tesla vehicles, 23 of which remain active. The safety agency has completed four investigations and published the results. 

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The bulk of the investigations appear to involve the electric car maker’s Autopilot — or advanced driver-assistance system — feature. In July, NHTSA said its Special

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National Guard doctor killed in 1 of 4 crashes during cross-state bicycle race

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – A tragic crash took the life of a doctor who was also a father, a military veteran and an active member of the Air National Guard.

Capt. Troy Manz, 46, served as an air transport physician based in Illinois.

He was killed early Sunday morning in a bicycle crash while competing in a race across Florida. Two women were also seriously injured.

The organizers of the Sea to Sea 72 hour competition, Adventure Races Georgia, canceled the race shortly after the deadly crash.

It happened around 2:30 a.m. on U.S. 1 in south St. Johns

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Two killed after truck pursued by troopers crashes into uninvolved vehicle, Oklahoma Highway Patrol says | Local News

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