U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Release of Automated Vehicle Requests for Public Comment

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao currently discussed a Department’s swell in advancing a recover of Federal Automated Vehicle Policy (FAVP) 3.0, also famous as A Vision for Safety 3.0,  during her remarks during CES in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Autonomous car technologies will have a extensive impact on multitude in terms of safety, mobility, and security,” Secretary Chao said.

FAVP 3.0 will stress a unified, intermodal proceed to programmed pushing systems (ADSs) policy. It will capacitate a protected formation of aspect programmed travel systems, including cars, trucks, light rail, infrastructure, and pier operations.

“Policy makers need to safety a creativity and creation that is partial of a American tradition and concede creation to flourish,” Secretary Chao added.

As partial of a efforts, a Department currently published several programmed car notices for open criticism on a DOT Website and submitted them to a Federal Register. The Department is seeking open submit from opposite a travel attention to brand barriers to creation and figure initiatives.

Secretary Chao said, “Getting submit from a open will assistance brand that Departmental regulations need to be updated and altered to inspire innovation.”

The published notices include:

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA):

  • Request for Information (RFI) on Integration of ADS into a Highway Transportation System: To improved know what is indispensable to accommodate ADS technologies, and maximize their intensity benefits, a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) seeks a public’s submit by a grave RFI to addition devise development. Advancing a subsequent era of America’s travel network can usually occur with submit from an array of sensitive sources, including stakeholders, attention experts and a open during large.

Federal Transit Administration (FTA):

  • Request for Comments (RFC) on Automated Transit Buses Research Program: This RFC will obtain movement attention criticism per a stream and near-future statuses of programmed movement buses and associated technologies. Comments perceived will support FTA in building destiny Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) for movement train automation demonstrations with honour to a industry’s ability and interest. Concepts for a NOFOs on demonstrations and evaluations of movement train automation use will be tangible in FTA’s Strategic Transit Automation Research (STAR) plan. A grounds of a STAR devise is to precedence and request commercially accessible record and products to a open movement attention to dive early demonstrable outcomes.
  • RFC on Removing Barriers to Transit Bus Automation: This RFC will obtain movement attention criticism per stream or intensity institutional, regulatory, or other process barriers to a development, demonstration, deployment, and analysis of programmed movement buses and associated technologies. Some Federal process issues are addressed in a U.S. Department of Transportation’s (US DOT’s) Automated Driving Systems (ADS): A Vision for Safety 2.0. Information from a second RFC will assistance surprise FTA’s proceed to a designed refurbish of this document, that might embody additional multi-modal considerations. Information from a RFC will also yield vicious feedback on intensity modifications of FTA rules, regulations, and group guidance.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • RFC on Removing Regulatory Barriers for Automated Vehicles: The National Highway Traffic-Safety Administration (NHTSA) seeks comments to brand any nonessential regulatory barriers to Automated Safety Technologies, and for a contrast and correspondence acceptance of engine vehicles with radical programmed vehicles designs, quite those that are not versed with controls for a tellurian driver. Further, NHTSA seeks comments on a investigate that would be compulsory to mislay such regulatory barriers.

The Department intends to tell additional programmed car notices for open comments, as partial of FAVP 3.0, on a DOT Website. They should be also be published in a Federal Register.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation

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