Will U.S. roadways need updating to accommodate automated vehicles?
Posted January 19, 2018
The future of Automated Driving Systems (ADS) on U.S. roadways is being addressed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in a recent Request for Information.
FHWA is soliciting comments from stakeholders on possible changes to infrastructure needed to accommodate the technology. Examples include uniformity of lane markings, signage, and other traffic control devices.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released the “Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety” document. The document focuses on two sections: Voluntary guidance for ADS and technical assistance to states. The FHWA aims to complement NHTSA’s guidance and will continue to coordinate across the U.S. Department of Transportation in its automation activities.
Comments must be received on or before March 5, 2018.
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