The Federal Government is beginning the process to develop policies for autonomous transportation beyond self-driving cars to autonomous trucks, buses and additional ground-based vehicles.
Speaking at CES, Secretary Elaine Chao asserted the U.S. Department of Transportation will publish four requests seeking public comments. They will center on how to develop policies around transportation advancements in vehicles, trains, buses, commercial trucking and transit systems.
The public comments will be used to develop the third iteration of the Department’s Federal Automated Vehicle Policy, scheduled for publication this summer. The current version, released in September, relates only to self-driving cars.
Secretary Chao also added: "This request for input will help the government identify which regulations, parts of regulations or terminology need to be updated to allow for innovation to move forward."
According to Venture Smarter Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Mitchell Kominsky, who worked autonomous transportation matters in the U.S. Senate, Department's direction is sound: "It's great to see the Secretary lead on this issue and embrace these technologies - and leveraging them to improve lives and create more efficiency."
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It is exciting to hear Secretary Elaine Chao open the Detroit Auto Show by discussing how America can lead in technology and innovation by safely deploying Connected and Autonomous vehicles...
The Federal Government is beginning the process to develop policies on the evolution of autonomous transportation beyond self-driving cars to autonomous trucks, buses and additional ground-based vehicles.
This month the Venture Smarter community passed the 20,000 users benchmark, and the beta portal captured great insights on the state of smart cities happenings. But more importantly, it's 2018 and we are continuing our mission to democratize smart city planning, providing even small and medium sized communities the tools for smart city success stories that reach beyond big city limits.
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