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Labor Wants to Derail Cut in Train Crews from 2 to 1 Due to Brake Technology

OMAHA, Neb. — How many people does it take to operate a locomotive? For the railroad industry, the answer is simple: One. The industry is hoping this year’s scheduled completion of an automatic railroad braking system will bolster its argument …

40 Nations, Excluding U.S. and China, Agree to Require Automatic Braking

Forty countries led by Japan and the European Union – but not the U.S. or China – have agreed to require new cars and light commercial vehicles to be equipped with automated braking systems starting as soon as next year, …

Most Cars to Have Automatic Braking Systems by 2022

Major automakers will announce Thursday they have agreed to install automatic emergency braking systems in nearly all U.S. vehicles by September 2022, three sources briefed on the plans said. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced in September …

Front Crash Prevention Systems in Autos Key to Preventing Crashes

Less than a year into a new IIHS ratings program for front crash prevention, auto manufacturers are making strides in adopting the most beneficial systems with automatic braking capabilities and are offering the features on a wider variety of models. …

IIHS Issues First Ratings After New Frontal Crash Prevention Technologies Tests

A new test program by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rates the performance of front crash prevention systems to help consumers decide which features to consider and encourage automakers to speed adoption of the technology. The rating system …