Automated and Connected Vehicles

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As vehicle technologies become more highly automated and connected, and as communities examine the role of automated vehicles in serving community transportation needs, there are opportunities to simultaneously advance pedestrian and bicycle safety and mobility. The PBIC Discussion Guide for Automated and Connected Vehicles, Pedestrians, and Bicyclists presents ten key challenge areas (and implications for policy and research) that need to be at the center of automated vehicle discussions across all sectors and stakeholders, along with a glossary of important terms and key references. Many states have established AV committees or working groups and may need representation on pedestrian or bicycle topics. The Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) AV Working Group serves as a focal point for MPOs to engage with USDOT on connected and automated vehicle programs, policies, and issues. The links on this page showcase a variety of organizations and resources for policy tracking and decision-making.

Resources

PBIC Automated Vehicles University Course Module Series provides a foundation and orientation for students and practitioners to learn more and join the conversation about the advancement of AVs and the safety and mobility for all road users.

Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 provides guidance for AVs and multimodal automation with strategies for integration and to address existing barriers to safety innovation.

Automated Vehicles website provides information on NHTSA policy, updates on technology and innovation, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Autonomous Vehicle Information Library serves as a clearinghouse of information with resources from researchers, regulators, and the media.

Considerations for Deploying Automated Driving Systems Around Schools summarizes the challenges of automated driving systems (ADS) around K-12 schools and provides ten recommendations for ADS developers and local stakeholders to consider prior to broad deployment of automated vehicles around schools.

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Examples

NACTO's policy statement on automated vehicles sets forth several guiding principles for the future of transportation planning and the Blueprint for Autonomous Urbanism prioritizes people walking, biking, taking transit, and being in the center of urban life while focusing on policies for efficiency and equity to help achieve city goals.

AV Legislative Database tracks state-level enacted legislation related to automated vehicles.

Automated Vehicle Principles for Healthy and Sustainable Communities from the State of California offers key principles for aligning automated vehicles with other state efforts.

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