The National Highway traffic Safety Administration is in the process of finalizing its 2014 – 2018 Strategic plan and because of that is taking comments for the next 2 days!
Please take the time to formulate a brief comment about the dangers of automating vehicles using wireless technology due to increased exposure to RF radiation – a possible carcinogen, impaired driving abilities, and let us not forget to mention what an access restricting move this would be – totally in violation of the ADA.
It has gotten hard enough for many people to leave their homes, but each vehicle having a transmitter would make it almost impossible, especially if they were unable to get a vehicle without a transmitter themselves. I have been unable to find a more formal way to make a comment on this upcoming policy. I think it is important for them to hear what a bad idea this is from the standpoint of public health and safety. Hopefully this will not be the only chance to do so.
Here is the statement soliciting public comment, which leaves us a great opportunity for commenting on putting transmitters in every car, or even any car – “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently finalizing its 2014-2018 strategic plan, and announces that it will hold a public listening session to solicit public comment on emerging or potential traffic safety problems and solutions. Public feedback will assist the agency in preparing to meet the challenges it faces in the next 5 years on improving motor vehicle and traffic safety in the United States. This notice invites comments, suggestions and recommendations from all individuals and organizations that have an interest in motor vehicle and highway safety, consumer programs (e.g., fuel economy, vehicle theft, odometer fraud, tire performance) administered by the agency, and/or other NHTSA activities. NHTSA will give a brief overview of the plan, and then interested organizations will be provided 10 minutes to present comments to the agency. Alternately, organizations and individuals may provide comments to the docket.” (https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/02/04/2014-02241/2014-2018-strategic-plan)
Written comments must be submitted by February 24, 2014 at: http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=NHTSA-2014-0014-0001
Regulations.gov Docket Info
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- NHTSA’s 2014-2018 Strategic Plan – Public Listening Session and Request for Comments
Please read the excellent blogs and the policy statement at the links below for background information.
U.S. Proceeding with Mandatory Wireless ‘Vehicle to Vehicle’ Communications
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Preliminary Statement of Policy Concerning Automated Vehicles