|Topic:||The Safety Challenge and Promise of Automotive Electronics: Insights from Unintended Acceleration: TRB Special Report 308|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Transportation Research Board
Board on Energy and Environmental Systems
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board
Committee on Electronic Vehicle Controls and Unintended Acceleration
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
2125 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 1:30 p.m.
560 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. – 3:00 p.m.
The Safety Challenge and Promise of Automotive Electronics:
Insights from Unintended Acceleration:
TRB Special Report 308
This new report, from the Transportation Research Board, examines how the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) regulatory, research, and defect investigation programs can be strengthened to meet the safety assurance and oversight challenges arising from the expanding functionality and use of automotive electronics. The report gives particular attention to NHTSA's response to consumer complaints of vehicles accelerating unintentionally and to concerns that faulty electronic systems may have been to blame.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on January 18, 2012 and can be found, in its entirety, on both the Web site of the National Academies Press and the Transportation Research Board.