Terrafugia, Inc.; Receipt of Application for Temporary Exemption From Requirements for Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles FMVSS No. 110, Electronic Stability Control Systems FMVSS No. 126, Glazing Materials FMVSS No. 205, and Occupant Crash Protection FMVSS No. 208
In accordance with the procedures in 49 CFR Part 555, Terrafugia, Inc. (``Terrafugia''), has petitioned the agency for a temporary exemption from certain FMVSS requirements for the Transition[reg], a Light Sport Aircraft that has road-going capability. Terrafugia seeks exemption from the FMVSS requirements for tire selection and rims for motor vehicles (FMVSS No. 110), electronic stability control systems (FMVSS No. 126), glazing materials (FMVSS No. 205), and occupant crash protection, specifically advanced air bags (FMVSS No. 208). The basis for the application is that compliance would cause substantial economic hardship to a manufacturer that has tried in good faith to comply with the standard. NHTSA is publishing this notice of receipt of an application for temporary exemption and providing an opportunity to comment in accordance with the requirements of 49 U.S.C. Sec. 30113(b)(2). NHTSA has not made any judgment on the merits of the application.