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USDOT Automated Vehicles Activities

The U.S. Department of Transportation is partnering with a broad coalition including industry, academia, states and local governments, safety advocates, and transportation stakeholders to encourage the safe development, testing and deployment of automated vehicle technology.  The Department of Transportation is committed to facilitating a new era of transportation innovation and safety, and ensuring that our country remains a leader in automated vehicle technology. The Department seeks to support the technology and transportation industry, state and local governments, and other key stakeholders as they consider and design best practices relative to the testing and deployment of automated vehicle technologies.

On this webpage, the Department seeks to bring together various activates related to Automated Vehicles currently underway.  The intent of this site is to provide our stakeholders and the general public with a central location to easily view specific Automated Vehicles topics currently being advanced by the DOT Operating Administrations at a holistic level. This section will provide readers with a clear snapshot of past and upcoming events and activities related to automated vehicles sponsored by the Department.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Automated Driving Systems: A Vision for Safety 2.0, September 12, 2017, Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • 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. A Vision for Safety 2.0 builds on the previous policy and incorporates feedback received through public comments and Congressional hearings. 2.0 paves the way for the safe deployment of advanced driver assistance technologies by providing voluntary guidance that encourages best practices and prioritizes safety.


USDOT guiding principles on data exchanges to accelerate safe deployment of automated vehicles

  • To help bring government and industry stakeholders together for meaningful conversations around Automated Vehicles related data exchanges, USDOT developed the following draft Guiding Principles on Data Exchanges to Accelerate Safe Deployment of Automated Vehicles.
Updated: Friday, December 1, 2017
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