U.S. DOT Revamps Federal Guidance on Automated Vehicle Development and Rollout

Updating and building on guidance issued one year ago, the U.S. Department of Transportation published a new federal guidance document entitled Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 (“AV 3.0”).

AV 3.0, released on October 4, 2018, incorporates extensive stakeholder feedback to provide updated voluntary guidance and policy considerations regarding safety standards and federal agencies’ roles in the development process of automated vehicles. DOT hopes this guidance will bring some clarity to a murky regulatory space and in turn will shepherd developers, manufacturers, and state and local governments in implementing autonomous vehicle technology in a safe, consistent, and organized way.

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