USDOT Launches Roadway Safety Call to Action
The Call to Action campaign asks stakeholders to commit to specific actions in 2023 to reduce serious injuries and deaths on our roadways, which have reached crisis levels.
NHTSA Seeks Public Comment on ADS Safety Principles
NHTSA is seeking public comment on the potential development of a framework of principles to govern the safe behavior of automated driving systems in the future.
U.S. DOT Announces Launch of AV TEST Online Tracking Tool
The new online tracking tool provides data on the on-road testing of automated driving systems in 17 cities across the country.
U.S. DOT Announces Participants in Automated Vehicle Initiative
The U.S. DOT announced that nine companies and eight states have signed on as the first participants in a new department initiative.
Texas to Form Connected and Automated Vehicle Task Force
The Texas Department of Transportation announced it is going to create a Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Task Force to become a central point for CAV advancement in Texas.
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces 2017 Roadway Fatalities Down
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that 2017 highway fatality numbers are down following two consecutive years of large increases.
U.S. DOT and NHTSA Kick Off 5th Annual U Drive. U Text. U Pay. Campaign
NHTSA is mobilizing law enforcement officers nationwide to look out for drivers texting or using their phone behind the wheel.
Consumer Watchdog Joins Coalition Demanding DOT Exercise Strong Oversight of Driverless Vehicles
The group Consumer Watchdog said it has joined a broad coalition calling on the U.S. Department of Transportation to fulfill its legal obligation to ensure effective oversight for the development and deployment of autonomous vehicles.
U.S. Department of Transportation Unveils New Guidance for Driverless Systems
The U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have released new federal guidance for automated driving systems.
U.S. DOT Finds No ‘Safety-Related Defect Trend’ After Tesla Autopilot Probe
Data suggests that Tesla’s driver-assistance technology might actually improve safety.
NHTSA, DOT Propose Rule for V2V Communications
The standard would mandate vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications for new light vehicles and to standardize the message and format of V2V transmissions.
PennDOT Applies to Make Pennsylvania National ‘Proving Ground’ for Automated Vehicle Technologies
“This application further illustrates that we’re a national leader in supporting automated vehicle development with safety and flexibility in mind,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards.