The Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking public comment regarding Automated Vehicles (AV) 3.0. This document will provide a framework for automation in the surface transportation system and describe DOT's multimodal approach to the safe rollout of AVs. The DOT specifically solicits public comments to: (1) Get feedback on the draft AV 3.0 Framework; and (2) identify priority Federal and non-Federal activities that can accelerate the safe rollout of AVs.
On September 12, 2017, DOT released Automated Driving Systems (ADS) 2.0: A Vision for Safety and requested public comment. ADS 2.0, which includes Voluntary Guidance for ADS and Technical Assistance to States, aims to support industry, government officials, safety advocates, and the public. ADS 2.0responds to public comments, advances a voluntary guidance framework, and assures industry, the States, and the public that the Department will remain a leader in innovation and safety. The full Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety can be found at www.transportation.gov/av. DOT plans to release a third iteration of the guidance, AV 3.0, in 2018, which responds to feedback provided on 2.0 and provides a framework for automation in the surface transportation system.