Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 (AV 3.0)

October 2018

By: United States Department of Transportation
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Autonomous Vehicles

This guide presents recommendations to support autonomous vehicles (AVs). It provides Automation Principles, developed by the Department of Transportation, which include:

  • Prioritizing safety;
  • Remaining technologically neutral;
  • Modernizing regulations;
  • Encouraging consistency in regulatory and operational environments;
  • Preparing proactively for AV; and
  • protecting and enhancing freedoms

Additionally, it discusses agency roles and implementation strategies related to autonomous vehicles. Finally, Appendix B provides a list of themes and concerns identified during the stakeholder engagement process, including the need for public education, impacts on mobility and accessibility, and roadway readiness for AV implementation.