2014 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
December 4 NHTSA-2014-0108 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) IIHS supports NHTSA's research on automotive electronic control systems and encourages the collection of diagnostic and failure data from restraint and crash avoidance/mitigation systems as well as vehicle electronic systems
February 28 NHTSA-2013-0115 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection IIHS review of NHTSA technical report on the evaluation of certified-advanced airbags
2013 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
February 19 NHTSA-2012-0177 49 CFR 563 Event data recorders IIHS supports proposed requirement to install event data recorders (EDRs) in light vehicles and to standardize and expand the list of data elements EDRs must record to increase their usefulness in highway safety research
2009 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
August 21 National Conference of Insurance Legislators Proposed model act regarding auto airbag fraud IIHS does not support the use of salvaged airbags in vehicle repair unless done under tightly controlled conditions
2008 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
March 27 NHTSA-2008-0015 49 CFR 571.216 Roof crush resistance IIHS supports increasing minimum roof strength requirement and comments on proposed headroom criterion and two-sided testing.
2007 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
March 27 NHTSA-2006-26486 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection Review of agency's evaluation report on the benefits of redesigned airbags to vehicle occupants (comment)
2004 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
August 18 NHTSA-2004-18029 49 CFR 563 Event data recorders Proposed installment and use of event data recorders in all passenger vehicles including minimum data requirements (comment)
July 13 NHTSA 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection; 49 CFR 571.214 Side impact protection IIHS requests reconsideration of agency's denial of Institute's initial petition (September 5, 2002) concerning dummy seating positions in tests for occupant crash protection
July 2 NHTSA-2003-15715 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection Proposed high-speed frontal offset crash test requirement for passenger vehicles including vehicle stiffness and aggressivity (comment)
2003 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
October 6 NHTSA-2003-15732 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection Proposed increase in impact speed for frontal full-width barrier tests involving small adult female dummies (comment)
September 8 NHTSA-1999-5098 49 CFR 571.214 Side impact protection; 49 CFR 572 Anthropomorphic test devices Joint letter concerning recommended procedures for evaluating occupant injury risk from deploying side airbags (comment)
January 13 NHTSA-2002-13546 49 CFR 563 Event data recorders Continued development and installation of event data recorders in motor vehicles (comment)
2002 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
September 5 NHTSA 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection; 49 CFR 571.214 Side impact protection IIHS petitions for amendments to federal standards to incorporate new seat track and seat back adjustment procedures based on new seating accommodation model
August 22 NHTSA-2002-12151 49 CFR 571.201 Occupant protection in interior impacts; 49 CFR 571.213 Child restraint systems; 49 CFR 571.214 Side impact protection; 49 CFR 571.225 Child restraint anchorage systems Proposed test procedures and injury criteria to determine injury mechanisms and countermeasures for restrained children in side and rear impact crashes (comment)
2001 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
August 9 NHTSA-2001-8953 49 CFR 571 Federal motor vehicle safety standards Agency's plan for monitoring and evaluating performance of depowered and advanced airbags and developing data for potential future airbag rulemakings (comment)
2000 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
March 6 NHTSA-1999-6407 49 CFR 552 Petition for rulemaking, defect, and noncompliance order; 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection; 49 CFR 585 Phase-in reporting requirement; 49 CFR 595 Make inoperative exemptions Institute's analysis of two fatal crashes from the National Automotive Sampling System cited by Center for Auto Safety as being airbag related (comment)
February 25 NHTSA-1999-6407 49 CFR 552 Petition for rulemaking, defect, and noncompliance orders; 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection; 49 CFR 585 Phase-in reporting requirements; 49 CFR 595 Make inoperative exemptions Response to assertions by the Center for Auto Safety concerning the Institute's comment (December 30, 1999) on occupant crash protection (comment)
February 11 NHTSA-1999-6407 49 CFR 552 Petition for rulemaking, defect, and noncompliance orders; 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection; 49 CFR 585 Phase-in reporting requirements; 49 CFR 595 Make inoperative exemptions Fundamental flaws in agency's analyses of its 30 mph rigid-barrier test to assess risk from inflating airbags to unbelted out-of-position occupants (comment)
1999 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
December 30 NHTSA-1999-6407 49 CFR 552 Petition for rulemaking, defect, and noncompliance orders; 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection; 49 CFR 585 Phase-in reporting requirements; 49 CFR 595 Make inoperative exemptions Proposed upgrades to occupant protection standard including to minimize risks from inflating airbags including dummy injury criteria, alternative test procedures, and technological advances (comment)
2004 Committee Institute presenter Topic
March 18 U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce Brian O'Neill Approaches to achieving vehicle safety improvements
2000 Committee Institute presenter Topic
February 10 Transportation Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Brian O'Neill Airbag test requirements under proposed new rule
2002 Topic
December 23 Brief supporting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2001 final rule on advanced airbags
December 23 Brief supporting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2001 final rule on advanced airbags