DOT requests safety systems input

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT) is requesting fleet executives to voluntarily complete a survey designed to assess the issues concerning the integration of vehicle safety systems on commercial vehicles.

The results of this survey will help the agency outline a plan to integrate systems such as rollover warning, collision avoidance, and lane-drift detection in manner that is commercially viable for fleets, DOT said.

“One of the goals of this program is to work cooperatively with the industry to accelerate the introduction and commercialization of effective integrated systems for light vehicles, commercial vehicles, and transit buses,” stated DOT. “These systems are designed to assist drivers and reduce the number and severity of injuries resulting from rear-end, run-off-road, and lane change/merge crashes.”

For a copy of the survey, visit

Responses are due on January 6, 2005.

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