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First Responder Safety Technology Pilot Program

NHTSA proposes to establish a $38 million multi-modal First Responder Safety Technology Pilot Program. Grants will allow awardees to equip emergency response vehicles and related infrastructure — such as traffic signals — and public transit with vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technologies, to enhance the safety of emergency response vehicles and the traveling public.

Partnership for Analytics Research in Traffic Safety (PARTS) | Phase 2

At the Transportation Research Board annual meeting on January 15, 2020, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced PARTS Phase 2. Partnership for Analytics Research in Traffic Safety is a voluntary, data-driven safety partnership between NHTSA and the automobile industry. PARTS uses a third-party data intermediary to protect data confidentiality and provide analysis.

2020 MY Vehicles Selected for Testing by NHTSA

Each year, NHTSA crash tests vehicles as part of our 5-Star Safety Ratings program. In addition, we do verification tests on advanced crash avoidance technology systems in vehicles. Here are the lists of vehicle models selected for each test.

DSRC and Wi-Fi Baseline Cross-Channel Interference Test and Measurement Report

This document presents test results from a set of tests that were conducted to baseline the potential performance impact of cross-channel Wi-Fi (802.11ac) emissions on Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) in the DSRC band. This is a pre-final version. The final version may differ slightly and will be posted at the National Transportation Library. This report has been submitted for posting in the Federal Register under NHTSA-2019-0133.

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