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Automated Vehicle Additional Resources

Several additional resources provide information for stakeholders and consumers about automation and related safety technologies.

  • Cooperative Automation Research Mobility Applications (CARMA) Overview: FHWA developed the innovative CARMA platform to encourage collaboration with the goal of improving transportation efficiency and safety. FHWA’s interest in advancing Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) strategies with automated driving technology focused on how infrastructure can move traffic more efficiently. 
    • CARMA2 will be available on GitHub, a web-based repository and version control system for computer code that includes features for code review, documentation, and collaboration.
  • Driver Assistance Technologies: USDOT is working to promote safety through sharing information on vehicle technologies that hold the potential to reduce the number of crashes and to save thousands of lives every year.
  • A national campaign developed by the National Safety Council and the University of Iowa to help educate drivers on new vehicle safety technologies designed to help prevent crashes.
  • National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Autonomous Vehicles: NCSL provides an autonomous vehicles legislative database, providing up-to-date information about State-level autonomous vehicle legislation that has been introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework: To ensure a comprehensive cybersecurity environment, USDOT has adopted a multi-faceted approach that leverages the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and encourages industry to adopt practices that improve the cybersecurity posture of transportation sector in the United States.
  • SAE Standard J3016: More information about the Taxonomy and Definitions for Terms Related to Driving Automation Systems for On-Road Motor Vehicles.
  • SAE Standard J3163: More information about the Taxonomy and Definitions for Terms Related to Shared Mobility and Enabling Technologies
  • Vehicle Cybersecurity: In advancing and exploring the safety benefits of these new vehicle technologies, USDOT is focused on strong cybersecurity to ensure these systems work as intended and are built to mitigate safety risks.