Implications of Connected and Automated Driving Systems, Vol. 5: Developing the Autonomous Vehicle Action Plan

The objective of this project was to help states, especially agency leadership in the transportation domain, recognize the critical laws and regulations that may need to be changed or modified as connected and Automated Driving System (C/ADS)-equipped vehicles are deployed. The results of this project are intended to provide guidance and resources to state departments of transportation (DOTs) and departments of motor vehicles (DMVs) to assist with the legal changes that will result from the rollout of C/ADS-equipped vehicles. The guidance materials developed as part of this project will allow states to validate their decisions and identify mitigation strategies that can help minimize negative impacts prior to the implementation of changes to motor vehicle codes. Additionally, use of the guidelines will help states provide guidance to law enforcement organizations responsible for enforcing the new codes. This project involved the following key activities: a literature review of the legal and regulatory landscape; a legal and regulatory needs assessment to identify likely changes needed to motor vehicle and driver’s licensing laws and regulations; an identification of the state laws and regulations that may need to be modified with the development of C/ADS technologies; a prioritization and harmonization assessment to identify and provide an overview of key issues and recommended approaches to addressing them; and a guidance document, drawing upon task milestones and deliverables, was developed for DOTs and DMVs. This document summarizes the outputs from each activity.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Contractor's Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 95p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01684975
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309485814
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP Project 20-102(07)
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 1 2018 2:01PM