Federal Automated Vehicles Policy: Accelerating the Next Revolution in Roadway Safety (AV 1.0)

September 2016

By: U.S. Department of Transportation

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Autonomous Vehicles

This standalone policy provides agency guidance to speed the delivery of an initial regulatory framework and best practices to guide manufacturers and other entities in the safe design, development, testing, and deployment of highly automated vehicles. The guidance is divided into four sections: vehicle performance guidance, model state policy, NHTSA’s current regulatory tools, and new tools and authorities. It is geared toward designers, developers, manufacturers, and state governments.