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USDOT Comprehensive Management Plan for Automated Vehicle Initiatives

On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (2018 Omnibus Bill).  This legislation, among other things, directs the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct research on the development of Automated Vehicles (AV) and provides necessary funding. As noted in the Joint Explanatory Statement (JES) accompanying; the act, the legislation reallocates $100 million from motor carrier safety grants in the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act “to remain available until expended, for a Highly Automated Vehicle (HAV) research and development program to fund planning, direct research, and demonstration grants” for HAV technologies and Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS).

Regulatory Topic: Automated Vehicles
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Effective Date: Sunday, August 12, 2018