NHTSA Holds Public Meeting on Updated Driverless Guidance
Addresses Concerns over Voluntary Safety Self-Assessment
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 8, 2017 – In September 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released new federal guidance for Automated Driving Systems (ADS): A Vision for Safety 2.0. This document updates the original 2016 guidance by incorporating public and congressional feedback.
On Nov. 6, 2017, the NHTSA held a meeting to address concerns about provisions of the guidance, specifically the safety self-assessment asked of automakers. Following the opening remarks by acting administrator Heidi King, a panel of NHTSA’s staff heard comments from various stakeholder groups. The panel included:
- Nathanial Beuse, associate administrator, Vehicle Safety Research, U.S. Department of Transportation
- Debbie Sweet, automated vehicle policy adviser, NHTSA
As with the original guidance, A Vision for Safety 2.0 is voluntary. To view a recording of the meeting, please click here.
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Contact: ASA Washington, D.C. Office
For Release: Immediate
News Bulletin 17.30