Southern Nevada becomes first region to digitize streets for highly automated vehicles

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) in the USA has become the first road authority in the world to complete the digitization of its local traffic rules and restrictions for highly automated vehicle (HAV) testing and deployment.

The RTC is using Inrix’s AV Road Rules system to assign, validate and manage ‘rules of the road’ for the safe and effective deployment of HAVs on public roads in two busy areas of Las Vegas where autonomous vehicles will operate. The Inrix AV Road Rules platform enables cities and road authorities to quickly and easily digitize local restrictions such as speed limits, crosswalks, school zones and stop signs, and provide this data via an open API (Application Programming Interface), allowing auto makers and HAV operators to ensure vehicles comply with local guidelines and legislation.