NHTSA Opens Rulemaking on Camera Based Rear Visibility Systems

October 10th, 2019 by

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is taking public comment on amending Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) No. 111, “Rear Visibility”. Currently, FMVSS No. 111, requires that vehicles have rearview mirrors. The notice of proposed rulemaking (NRPM) comes after requests from manufacturers to install “camera monitor system” (CMS) as an alternative to inside

California Bill Advances to Governors Desk

September 27th, 2019 by

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Assembly Bill (AB) 375, was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in 2018. AB 375 goes into effect January 1, 2020 and allows consumers the right to know what data is being collected on them, if it is being sold and to whom, and the right to opt-out. California

U.S. House Committee Holds Hearing on Sustainability within Transportation Sector

September 26th, 2019 by

The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing on “The Next Mile: Technology Pathways to Accelerate Sustainability Within the Transportation Sector.” In his opening statement, Chairman Connor Lamb (D-PA) emphasizes that “transportation is vital to our everyday lives,” and the purpose of the hearing is to discuss how to “be smarter about

US DOL Announces Update to Overtime Rule

September 24th, 2019 by

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) “announced a final rule to make 1.3 million Americans eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).” The final rule updates overtime regulations, and will go into effect January 1, 2020. To view the updated final rule, click here. To view the entire news release, click

NHTSA Submits NPRM On Sound Minimum Requirements for Hybrid and EV’s

September 23rd, 2019 by

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a Notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) asking the public for comments on amending the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) No. 141, Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, to allow manufacturers of hybrid and electric vehicles (HEVs) to install a number of driver-selectable pedestrian alert

U.S. EPA Seeks to Revoke California’s Authority on Setting Emissions Standards

September 19th, 2019 by

Today, Elaine Chao, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and Andrew Wheeler, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced their effort to revoke California’s authority on enforcing stricter fuel economy standards. The EPA originally granted California a preemption waiver in 2013 under the Clean Air Act. This waiver related to greenhouse

New Hampshire Legislature Sustains Veto on House Bill 664

September 19th, 2019 by

Yesterday, the New Hampshire legislature held a special veto session where legislators reconsidered House Bill (HB) 664. HB 664  addresses original equipment manufacturer (OEM) repair procedures for collision repairs. The Automotive Service Association (ASA) supported this legislation. Governor Chris Sununu vetoed the HB 664 in August arguing that it would raise auto insurance premiums “by

ASA Submits Letter to New Hampshire Legislature on HB 664

September 18th, 2019 by

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) submitted a letter to New Hampshire legislators regarding House Bill (HB) 664. HB 664, addresses original equipment manufacturer procedures for collision repairs. ASA supports this legislation. Governor Chris Sununu recently vetoed HB 664, however the bill is up for consideration in a special veto session.   Click here to read ASA’s

ASA Submits Comments to Members of Congress on Vehicle Data Access

September 3rd, 2019 by

The Automotive Service Association submitted a letter to U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, U.S. Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Congressman Greg Walden

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