Ford and General Motors are raising hell over one Joe Biden rule that will ruin driving

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Joe Biden’s bumbling administration has done it again with another hair-brained scheme.

Now every automobile in the country will be ruined by one rushed proposal.

And Ford and General Motors are raising hell over one Joe Biden rule that will ruin driving.

2021 bipartisan infrastructure bill adds impossible-to-meet auto braking rule

The 2021 bipartisan infrastructure bill was one of the worst pieces of legislation of Joe Biden’s Presidency.

It was a classic “Swamp” bill that did nothing to solve the problem it claimed it was fixing. 

The bill spent most of its money advancing Green New Deal policies and sending money to Biden’s allies in blue states.

A little notice provision in the bill required that virtually every vehicle sold by 2029 in the country have an advanced automatic emergency braking system for safety.

The rule would require every vehicle to automatically stop when the vehicle reached up to speeds of 90 miles per hour, or when it got too close to the vehicle in front of it, or 45 miles per hour when a pedestrian is detected. 

Now, a group made up of most major automakers is asking the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to reconsider the rule because it’s “practically impossible with available technology.”

The NHTSA issued the rule in response to the provision in the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure bill.

The Alliance for Automotive Innovation – an industry trade group consisting of Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Stellantis, and others – wrote the NHTSA as well as the House and Senate Transportation Committees sounding the alarm on the rule.

Vehicles “automatically applying the brakes far in advance of what a typical driver and others on the road would expect” would cause more rear-end collisions, according to the group.

The group said NHTSA “vastly underestimated the necessary and costly hardware and software change required for vehicles to comply with the rule (something that will increase the cost of vehicles for consumers).”

Drivers will have to fork over more money for more dangerous vehicles

An automatic braking system kicking in in the middle of a highway or other road at high speeds is the stuff of nightmares. 

Alliance for Automotive Innovation CEO John Bozzella told Congress the rule “will require more costly systems that won’t improve driver or pedestrian safety.”

“Here’s what I (regrettably) conclude will happen: driving AEB equipped vehicles in the U.S. under NHTSA’s new standard will become unpredictable, erratic and will frustrate or flummox drivers,” Bozzella wrote.

The group encouraged the adoption of automatic braking standards that are used in Europe. 

“Yes, this rule will make vehicles more expensive, but the real issue isn’t cost – it’s cost/benefit. NHTSA’s action will require more costly systems that won’t improve driver or pedestrian safety, which is why we are asking the agency to reopen the proceeding and make these necessary corrections,” Bozzella added.

This is the latest part of the bipartisan infrastructure bill to take control of vehicles away from drivers.

A kill switch is going to be added to every car to shut it down if the vehicle deems that the driver is behaving erratically.

The future of driving is going to see more and more control over vehicles ceded to computers.