· Automated System
A day after revealing a secret meeting between Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, David Stickland, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, the NHTSA confirmed that Mr. Strickland will meet with Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, and Jenelle Embrey, who witnessed an October 25, 2012 accident in which a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee's fuel tank ruptured after it was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer doing 60-plus miles per hour. The Jeep was stopped in a traffic jam caused by construction. Two of the passengers in the Grand Cherokee died in the ensuing fire. Traumatized by the event, Ms. Embrey has since launched a campaign to have the Jeeps recalled, calling them unsafe. Mr. Ditlow and Ms. Embrey are critical of the agreement reached by the government and Chrysler Group. Mr. Ditlow wants the NHTSA to crash-test the proposed remedy, saying..
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