Great news coming out of Detroit this month regarding automotive safety. USA Today recently reported that 18 automakers have joined forces with the Federal government to improve automotive safety, beginning in 2016. This is welcome news considering the increased number of automotive recalls and scandals over the past several years. In fact, 2014 and 2015 saw a record number of recalls, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) civil penalties and congressional hearings to investigate various automotive manufacturers regarding issues pertaining to product safety.
As the USA Today story specifies, it appears that the U.S. government is interested in preventing automotive safety defects before occurrence, over pushing for recalls and levying fines. The Department of Transportation is stressing a more proactive versus reactive approach to automotive manufacturing and product safety. This new governmental and auto industry alliance will also include the possibility of sharing traffic and safety data as well as some research and development criteria to ensure overall safety of drivers across the country. For the entire story, please see the link the USA Today story here.
Source: USA Today