Performance of Advanced Crash Avoidance Systems; Request for Information
NHTSA has received requests asking us to extend the comment period for the notice requesting information and expressions of interest in the research program on the performance of advanced crash avoidance systems. NHTSA is seeking information from all sources for its Advanced Crash Avoidance Technologies Program (ACAT). The ACAT program seeks to determine the safety impact of new and emerging technologies that are intended to help drivers avoid crashes, reduce their severity, and prevent injuries. To provide interested persons additional time to prepare comments, we are extending the end of the comment period from August 18, 2005, to September 30, 2005. This extension will allow interested persons additional time to provide information.
Service of Process on Foreign Manufacturers and Importers
This final rule amends NHTSA's regulation on service of process on foreign manufacturers and importers to clarify existing regulatory requirements by rephrasing the regulation in a plain language, question and answer format and inserting an appendix containing a suggested designation form for use by foreign manufacturers and their agents. It also will enhance communications between foreign manufacturers and the agency by spelling out existing requirements for providing notice to NHTSA of changes in company name, address and product names, and changing the office to which foreign manufacturers must submit designation and related documents to reflect organizational changes occurring since the regulation was adopted.