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TRB Special Report on the Safety of Automotive Electronics


The report examines the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) research, evaluation, and regulatory programmes, with the aim of addressing the safety challenges arising from the expanding functionality and use of automotive electronics.Consumer complaints of vehicles accelerating unintentionally have captured widespread media attention in recent years. The report pays particular attention to this important topic, and describes the increased demand for ensuring safe performance which results from increasingly complex electronics in cars.Both the summary and a full version of the TRB Special Report 308 are available online.