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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AM49 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: ●Rear Designated Seating Position Alert 
Abstract: This rulemaking is issued pursuant to a statutory mandate in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards to require a system to include a distinct auditory and visual alert, which may be combined with a haptic alert, and shall be activated when the vehicle motor is deactivated by the operator. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30111    49 U.S.C. 30115    49 U.S.C. 30117    49 U.S.C. 30166    49 U.S.C. 322    delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Issue final rule.  11/15/2023 

Overall Description of Deadline: Section 24222 of the BIL mandates a final rule not later than November 2023.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
David V. Freeman
Chief, Vehicle Controls & Adapted Vehicle Division
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-0168