NTSB calls on Congress to make collision-avoidance tech mandatory for new vehicles

The NTSB said that ratings for a car’s forward-collision avoidance tech should be listed on federally mandated window stickers that list manufacturer’s suggested retail prices and fuel economy data. Additionally, the NTSB said that the systems need to be able to detect and brake for motorcycles, too.

Not only did the NTSB propose the tech be included on every new car, it asked lawmakers to push for the technology as standard equipment on every motorhome, semi truck, and bus on U.S. roads. Kicking out to the future, these goals should fuel the development of pedestrian collision-avoidance systems.