DOT seeks public comments on automated vehicles

Agency looking for suggestions for policy and safety purposes

Posted October 10, 2018

The Department of Transportation (DOT) currently is seeking comments from industry stakeholders on the future of automated vehicles through two different avenues.

On October 4, 2018, the DOT published Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 (AV 3.0) and issued a notice of requests for comments on the report. AV 3.0 focuses on advancing multi-modal safety, reducing policy uncertainty, and outlining a process for working with the DOT.

The AV 3.0 document is available at transportation.gov/av. Public comments will be accepted through November 2, 2018, and can be submitted at the Federal eRulemaking Portal at docket number DOT-OST-2018-0149.

A second request for comments, an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM), was issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on the near- and long-term challenges of automated driving systems (ADS) testing, development, and eventual deployment.

As testing and development continues, the NHTSA is seeking public comments on the factors the agency should implement as part of a national pilot program to facilitate, monitor, and learn from the testing and development of the technologies.

NHTSA is seeking comments from industry stakeholders such as state and local authorities, motor carrier companies, and road users, such as commercial vehicle drivers.

Comments on the ANPRM will be accepted through November 23, 2018, and can be submitted at the Federal eRulemaking Portal through docket number NHTSA-2018-0092.


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