Automated Vehicles

A Vision for Safety is the Department’s new, non-regulatory approach to promoting the safe testing and development of automated vehicles.


Understand guidelines for how to communicate with NHTSA and with the public regarding safety issues.

Early Warning Reporting

Manufacturers are required to submit certain information to NHTSA related to vehicle safety issues and recalls.


Download data from NHTSA/ODI Databases.

Test Procedures
Laws and Regulations

NHTSA administers rules related to manufacturer information including reporting guidance.

Vehicle Modification

Information for manufacturers and modifiers on exceptions to the make inoperative prohibition.


Find media material for manufacturers as well as guidance on how to use 5-Star Safety Ratings in advertising.


NHTSA’s Product Information Catalog and Vehicle Listing is a centralized source for manufacturer reported data.

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