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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Announces Updated Guidance for Automated Vehicles

(Transport Topics)

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Sept. 12 unveiled updated federal guidance for automated driving systems for industry and states that want to deploy self-driving vehicles.

The updated guidance, “A Vision for Safety 2.0,” builds on the previous policy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and incorporates feedback received through public comments and congressional hearings,” according to a Department of Transportation statement.

The agency said the updated guidance that replaces guidance issued in September 2016 paves the way for the safe deployment of advanced driver-assistance technologies by providing voluntary guidance that encourages best practices and prioritizes safety, as well as technical assistance to states and best practices for policymakers. Click here to read more.