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Global Automakers Urges NHTSA To Seek Balance To Minimum Sound Requirements For Hybrid And Electric Vehicles

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its comments to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) proposed rule to add sound to hybrid and electric vehicles, Global Automakers is asking the agency to find a noise level that effectively alerts pedestrians without being excessively loud. 

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"Striking a balance is important," said Michael Cammisa, director of safety for Global Automakers.  "While we support the intent of the regulation to assist pedestrians, we have concerns that the current proposal may lead to alert sounds that are excessively and unnecessarily noisy to others inside and outside of the vehicle."

In 2010, Global Automakers worked with lawmakers, the National Federation of the Blind, the American Council of the Blind, and other auto industry groups on the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act which directed NHTSA to undertake this rulemaking.  The rulemaking is intended to assist pedestrians in identifying the presence of hybrid and electric vehicles by requiring automakers to add sound to these quiet cars.

"As hybrid and electric cars have become more widespread, some of our members have already added noise alerts to these vehicles," said Cammisa.  "We look forward to continuing to work with NHTSA and other stakeholders to improve these requirements before they are finalized."

The Association of Global Automakers represents international motor vehicle manufacturers, original equipment suppliers, and other automotive-related trade associations. We work with industry leaders, legislators, and regulators to create the kind of public policy that improves vehicle safety, encourages technological innovation, and protects our planet. Our goal is to foster a competitive environment in which more vehicles are designed and built to enhance Americans' quality of life. For more information, visit www.globalautomakers.org.

Contact: Annemarie Pender202.650.5548 | apender@globalautomakers.org

SOURCE Global Automakers

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