Who’s Behind The Wheel? What US Regulators Expect For AV Technology

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is taking on a collaborative role with autonomous vehicle (AV) developers and other key stakeholders to move the needle forward on the safe development and deployment of AV technologies while instilling public confidence in these new technologies.

For years, NHTSA has been consistent in its support of AV development, and the potential safety benefits of AV and automated driving system (ADS) technologies. NHTSA expects AVs to increase safety significantly by reducing the likelihood of human error when driving, which today accounts for the overwhelming majority of crashes on US roadways.