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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AM06 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: +Occupant Protection for Automated Driving Systems 
Abstract: This action proposes to amend crashworthiness regulations that may be necessary to facilitate the certification of motor vehicles equipped without driver controls. The agency published a Federal Register notice on January 18, 2018 requesting comment on existing regulatory barriers that may block the introduction and certification of ADS-equipped vehicles, particularly those without human controls. In response to comments received from the January notice, the agency initiated this NPRM to begin the rulemaking process. NHTSA will consider comments received from this notice, agency research, stakeholder engagement, and internal agency analysis to remove crashworthiness-related regulatory barriers. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571   
Legal Authority: delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/30/2020  85 FR 17624   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/29/2020 
Analyzing Comments  07/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Louis Molino
Safety Standards Engineer
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Office of Crashworthiness Standards, NVS-112, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-1833
Fax:202 366-4329
Email: louis.molino@dot.gov