2016 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
February 16 NHTSA-2015-0119 49 CFR 571.108 Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment; 49 CFR 571.111 Rearview mirrors; 49 CFR 571.126 Electronic stability control systems; 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection; 49 CFR 571.214 Side impact protection; 49 CFR 571.216 Roof crush resistance; 49 CFR 571.226 Ejection mitigation IIHS supports proposed NCAP upgrades concerning pedestrian protection, crash avoidance features, and moderate overlap testing but questions replacing frontal and side impact dummies and using VIN information for crash avoidance features
2014 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
February 21 NHTSA-2014-0014 NHTSA 2014-18 Strategic Plan IIHS supports NHTSA’s 2014-18 strategic plan concerning motorcycle helmets and ABS, alcohol-impaired driving, seat belts, vehicle crashworthiness, and automated enforcement
2013 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
July 3 NHTSA-2012-0180 49 CFR 575 Consumer information IIHS supports NCAP modifications in areas of crash avoidance technologies, crashworthiness evaluations, and improving communication with consumers
2012 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
October 1 NHTSA-2012-0070 NHTSA technical report on evaluation of enhancing vehicle-to-vehicle crash compatibility agreement, May 2012 IIHS, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, and Association of Global Automakers support agency's evaluation of EVC group's voluntary commitments to enhance light truck crash compatibility with cars
2010 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
February 1 NHTSA-2009-0183 49 CFR 571.214 Side impact protection; 49 CFR 571.216 Roof crush resistance; 49 CFR 571.226 Ejection mitigation IIHS supports new safety standard to reduce partial and complete ejection of vehicle occupants through side windows in crashes, particularly rollover crashes
2008 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
August 27 NHTSA-2008-0124 49 CFR 571.219 Windshield zone intrusion IIHS does not support proposed rescission of windshield zone intrusion standard because of successful compliance and redundancy with other vehicle safety standards
2007 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
April 10 NHTSA-2006-26555 49 CFR 571 Federal motor vehicle safety standards Suggested approaches for enhancing the New Car Assessment Program including front, side, and rear tests; rollover crashes; and crash avoidance technology (comment)
February 8 NHTSA-2006-25442 49 CFR 572 Subpart V SID-IIsD side impact crash test dummy, small adult female Support for petitions requesting reconsideration of SID-IIs final rule and adoption of updated SID-IIs iliac wing design (comment)
2006 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
March 22 NHTSA-2005-23216 49 CFR 575 Consumer information; 49 CFR 583 Automobile parts content labeling Proposed use of comparative vehicle crashworthiness ratings on the information labels required for new passenger vehicles (comment)
2005 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
March 4 NHTSA-2004-18865 49 CFR 571.214 Side impact protection; 49 CFR 572 Anthropomorphic test devices Proposed requirements for a small adult female test dummy used in side impact tests including floating rib guide version of SID-IIs dummy (comment)
2004 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
December 13 NHTSA-2004-18765 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection Proposed changes to New Car Assessment Program including frontal test procedures and rating system (comment)
October 14 NHTSA-2004-17694 49 CFR 571.201 Occupant protection in interior impacts; 49 CFR 571.214 Side impact protection; 49 CFR 598 Side impact phase-in reporting requirements Proposed upgrades to side impact protection standards including barrier and pole tests, side impact dummies, and performance criteria (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)
August 25 NHTSA-2003-14838 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection Review of agency's report on improvements in New Car Assessment Program test results due to seat belt pretensioners and load limiters (comment)
August 11 NHTSA-2003-14623 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection Review of agency's report on initiatives to address vehicle compatibility (comment)
March 5 NHTSA-2003-14395 49 CFR 571.206 Door locks and door retention components Development of a global technical regulation on door locks and door retention components (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
2001 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
February 12 NHTSA-2000-8248 49 CFR 571.214 Side impact protection; 49 CFR 571.301 Fuel system integrity; 49 CFR 587 Deformable barriers Proposed upgrades to fuel system integrity standard including front, side, and rear impact tests; side impact barrier; component testing; and fuel leakage (comment)
2000 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
March 17 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 Submission of published and corrected version of Institute study on driver fatalities provided in previous comment (December 30, 1999) (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)
1988 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
October 21 NHTSA-1988-09 Notice 1 Periodic motor vehicle inspection Study of the effectiveness of motor vehicle inspection in reducing crashes (comment)
2009 Committee Institute presenter Topic
May 18 U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection Stephen L. Oesch Emerging vehicle safety issues
2007 Committee Institute presenter Topic
March 7 NHTSA Adrian K. Lund The New Car Assessment Program Suggested Approaches for Future Program Enhancements
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
2001 Committee Institute presenter Topic
May 9 Massachusetts Legislature's Joint Committee on Insurance Stephen L. Oesch Institute research on cosmetic crash parts
2000 Committee Institute presenter Topic
March 21 Massachusetts Auto Damage Appraiser Licensing Board Stephen L. Oesch Institute research on cosmetic crash parts
2003 Topic
September 18 Brief on the importance of independent vehicle ratings program in promoting vehicle safety