Vehicle Safety

Resources

The Office of Vehicle Safety Research and supports U.S. DOT’s and NHTSA’s safety goals by conducting research and safety testing of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment. 

NHTSA’s recently published vehicle safety reports are listed chronologically below.

64 Results
Functional Safety Assessment of a Generic Steer-by-Wire Steering System With Active Steering and Four-Wheel Steering Features

This report describes the research assessing the functional safety of foundational steering systems,. specifically, steer-by-wire (SbW) systems.

Functional Safety Assessment Of a Generic Automated Lane Centering System and Related Foundational Vehicle Systems

This report describes research to assess the functional safety of a generic automated lane centering (ALC) system and three related foundational systems --electric power steering (EPS), steer-by-wire (SbW), and conventional hydraulic braking (CHB). ALC systems are a key technology that supports vehicle automation by providing continuous lateral control to keep the vehicle within the travel lane.

Functional Safety Assessment of a Generic, Conventional, Hydraulic Braking System With Antilock Brakes, Traction Control, and Electronic Stability Control

This report describes the research effort to assess the functional safety of foundational braking systems, specifically focusing on conventional hydraulic braking systems that includes antilock brakes, traction control and electronic stability control, which are typically included in current generation vehicles.

Functional Safety Assessment of an Automated Lane Centering System

This report describes the research effort to assess the functional safety of a generic automated lane centering (ALC) system,. a key technology that supports vehicle automation by providing continuous lateral control to keep the vehicle Within the travel lane.