On September 12, 2017, NHTSA published Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety. This voluntary guidance encourages entities involved in the testing and deployment of Automated Driving Systems on public roads to document for themselves how they are addressing safety. Further, the Guidance recommends that these same entities summarize their assessments and make it available to the public via Voluntary Safety Self-Assessments. NHTSA is announcing a public workshop to support entities that wish to make their self-assessment publicly available. The Agency emphasizes that the workshop is not intended to be a tutorial for a prescriptive document. NHTSA hopes to hear from entities if there are any challenges that would make it difficult for an entity to publicly disclose any portion of a Voluntary Safety Self-Assessment in a summary document, and discuss how those challenges might be overcome or mitigated. To provide the most benefit, this workshop will encourage active, focused participation.
NHTSA will hold the public workshop on October 20, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Check-in will begin at 9 a.m. Attendees should arrive early enough to enable them to go through security by 9:50 a.m. The formal docket comment period will close on December 18, 2017, but the Agency will continue to accept comments to the docket.
The draft agenda is as follows:
- 9-10 a.m. Arrival/Check-In through Security
- 10-10:10 a.m. Welcome/Important Notices
- 10:10-10:30 a.m. NHTSA Presentation
- 10:30-12 a.m. Presentation by Stakeholder Representatives
- 12 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch (not provided)
- 1-1:45 p.m. Open Discussion Regarding Challenges to Disclosure
- 1:45-2:30 p.m. Open Discussion Regarding Approaches to Public Disclosure
- 2:30-2:50 p.m. Open Discussion
- 2:50-3 p.m. Closing Remarks/Adjourn
Full details are available via the Federal Register, which is the source of this summary.