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Auto industry pleads with Biden administration to ‘reconsider’ automatic braking rule

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The auto industry’s main lobbying group is requesting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration “reconsider” its recent rule requiring all vehicles sold in the US to have robust automatic emergency braking (AEB), calling the current technology insufficient to meet the high standards outlined by the government.

In letters sent to NHTSA as well as members of Congress, the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, which represents most of the major automakers, argues that the rules finalized earlier this year are “practically impossible with available technology.” The group claims that the auto industry’s suggestions were rejected during the rulemaking process. And it’s requesting that regulators reconsider several key aspects in order…

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