Automatic Emergency Braking for Big Rigs on DOT Agenda

The U.S. Department of Transportation included automatic emergency braking for both light- and heavy-duty vehicles on its regulatory agenda, which identifies actions the DOT plans to take during the next year and beyond.

In the June 11 announcement of its Spring Regulatory Agenda, the department said the document illustrates its “commitment to safety for transportation workers and the traveling public, fighting climate change, advancing equity, and building our economy back better.”

On the agenda is for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to require heavy and light vehicles to include automatic emergency braking.