NHTSA withdraws plans to require event data recorders in cars and trucks

Says automakers have voluntarily installed event data recorders in nearly all vehicles

The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that it is withdrawing a proposal to require event data recorders (EDRs) in all vehicles, Reuters reported on 5 February. The agency said that the rule is not needed as automakers have voluntarily installed the devices in nearly all vehicles. The NHTSA also indicated that it is developing a proposal that would update the pre-crash recording requirements established by a 2015 Congressional law.

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