Implications of Connected and Automated Driving Systems, Vol. 2: State Legal and Regulatory Audit

This study endeavors to provide assistance to state agencies as they work to adapt their legal programs to reflect the realities of connected and automated driving systems (C/ADSs). The research involves a front-to-back audit of 15 separate states codes and regulations (states were selected to represent a broad range of legal approaches), as well as the latest version of the Uniform Vehicle Code (UVC; 2000), since the UVC served as the legal starting point for a number of state codes. The goal of the audit is to identify the types of legal impediments embedded in existing codes that may need to be modified. The audit method developed in the report is also intended to offer states a useful template for conducting their own internal state audits. The study highlights dozens of state code provisions that may need modification or clarification to reduce ambiguity and uncertainty as they apply to C/ADSs. The 10 most critical recommendations address definitions, legal audit, use of data and data protection, truck platooning, aftermarket, operator responsibility, human judgement of rules of the road, vehicle inspection requirements, occupant safety, and driver restrictions and limitations.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Contractor's Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 206p
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01684976
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309485906
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP Project 20-102(07)
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 1 2018 2:39PM