Author: FleetLogik/Monday, September 18, 2017/Categories: Featured, In the News
The U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have released new federal guidance
for automated driving systems.
“The new guidance supports further development of this important new
technology, which has the potential to change the way we travel and how
we deliver goods and services,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine
Chao said. “The safe deployment of automated vehicle technologies means
we can look forward to a future with fewer traffic fatalities and
increased mobility for all Americans.”
“Automated Driving Systems (ADS): A Vision for Safety 2.0” calls
for industry, state and local governments, safety and mobility advocates
and the public to lay the path for the deployment of automated vehicles
and technologies, according to the agencies.
“In addition to safety, ADS technology offers important social
benefits by improving access to transportation, independence and quality
of life for those who cannot drive because of illness, advanced age or
disability,” Chao said.
“A Vision for Safety 2.0” builds on the previous policy and
incorporates feedback received through public comments and Congressional
hearings. The guidance paves the way for the safe deployment of
advanced driver-assistance technologies by providing voluntary guidance
that encourages best practices and prioritizes safety. The document also
provides technical assistance to states and best practices for
The main points of the guidance:
More information on the guidance can be found at nhtsa.gov/av.
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