The U.S. Department of Transportation has released its updated version of its autonomous vehicle policy: Ensuring American Leadership in Automated Vehicle Technologies: Automated Vehicles 4.0.  The update builds upon Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 and unifies efforts in automated vehicles across 38 Federal departments, independent agencies, commissions, and executive offices

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The National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) held a board meeting yesterday to discuss its investigation of the March 18, 2018, fatal car accident in Tempe, Arizona, involving an automated test vehicle, a 2017 Volvo XC90, modified and operated by the Advanced Technologies Group of Uber Technologies, Inc.

Please join me next week at the Pennsylvania Automated Vehicle Summit.  This is the premier AV event in Pennsylvania and is the largest dedicated Automated Vehicle conference in the Northeast region, bringing together both public and private industries. The conference’s subject matter experts and diverse group of attendees come together to discuss and engage with

Tomorrow, May 1, 2019, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will officially publish in the Federal Register a Request for Information (Docket Number: 190312229-9229-01) seeking comments on development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Standards.  Pursuant to the Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence (signed on February 11, 2019), NIST was

A new federal council has been created that may help bridge the gap between the federal government and the current state of autonomous vehicle laws and regulations being adopted by cities and states across the country. The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Elaine Chao, announced yesterday at the South by Southwest Conference

Today, March 4, 2019, Pittsburgh’s Mayor Bill Peduto signed an executive order outlining the objectives and expectations from the city for testing autonomous vehicles. Transparency and reporting are two of the city’s biggest priorities set forth in the order.

The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) will be in charge of the oversight of autonomous

The February 2019 edition of Eckert Seamans’ Autonomous Vehicle Legislative Survey is now available at this link.  Updates at the national, state, and city levels are summarized below. (An expanded summary is available at this link.)

National

The U.S. Department of Transportation issued Automated Vehicles 3.0: Preparing for the Future of Transportation October