NHTSA To Release Automated Driving Guidelines by End of Summer

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) recently announced that the organization will release guidelines for vehicles with automated driving technology by the end of the summer.  The guidelines will address safety standards to aid manufacturers in the development and roll out of the technology and are also expected to cover performance standards, policy guidelines for state regulation, and an explanation of new tools and authority the NHTSA plans to use in regulating the technology.   NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind stated that the rapid development of automated driving technology necessitates issuing guidelines as soon as possible, but that the organization still  views automated driving technology as having the potential to greatly reduce traffic fatalities.

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