USDOT issues its federal policy for automated vehicles

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The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has issued a federal policy for automated vehicles, paving the way for safe testing and deployment of new technologies.

The policy sets a proactive approach to providing safety assurance and facilitating innovation in four key areas. Vehicle performance guidance uses a 15-point safety assessment to set clear expectations for manufacturers developing and deploying automated vehicle technologies.

Model state policy delineates the federal and state roles for the regulation of highly automated vehicle technologies as part of an effort to build a consistent national framework of laws to govern self-driving vehicles.

The policy outlines options for the further use of current federal authorities to expedite the safe introduction of highly automated vehicles into the marketplace, and discusses new tools and authorities the federal government may need as the technology evolves and is deployed more widely.

November 2, 2016

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