Print Article

DOT Issues Proposed Rule on Connected Vehicles

Rule Would Require Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Capabilities for all Light Vehicles

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 19, 2016 – Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published a proposed rule to establish a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety

Standard (FMVSS) that specifically focuses on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications. If approved, the rule would mandate V2V communications for new light vehicles and standardize the message and format of the transmissions.

The proposed rule will work in tandem with the forthcoming rule on Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communications, which will allow vehicles to “talk” to roadway infrastructure such as traffic lights, stop signs and work zones.

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the implementation of these combined technologies could eliminate or mitigate the severity of up to 80 percent of non-impaired crashes. To see the entire proposed rule please click here. The notice of proposed rulemaking will be open for public comment for 90 days.

ASA will include more information about the NHTSA proposal at the Connected CARS program on May 18-19, 2017, in Detroit, and the CARS program Nov. 2-4, 2017, in Las Vegas.

The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry.

ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. To take advantage of the many benefits of membership in ASA, please visit or call (817) 514-2900, ext. 132.

For additional information about ASA, including past media releases, go to, or visit ASA’s legislative website at

Contact: ASA Washington, D.C. Office
(202) 543-1440

For Release: Immediate
News Bulletin 16.42

Comments are closed.