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US Department of Transportation released the first policy on self-driving cars

US Department of Transportation released the first policy on self-driving cars

US Department of Transportation released the first policy on self-driving cars

21.09.2016 BE law

On Monday September 19st, the US Department of Transportation (“DOT”) released the “Federal Automated Vehicles Policy”, with the main goal of fostering the development of self-driving cars, also known as “automated vehicles” (“AVs”). Those are expected to be launched by several companies already by 2020. 

Legally speaking, this area is currently a complete grey zone. DOT Policy’s intends at ensuring “public safety while establishing a strong foundation such that the rules of the road can be known, understood and responded to by industry and the public”.

The policy addresses four main topics: (1) what the vehicles need to do to be safe; (2) what federal and state governments need to do; (3) how DOT will use its existing regulatory tools; and (4) DOT may need brand new regulatory tools to deal with AVs.

DOT will now conduct a significant public outreach to gather input on the policy and intends to publish a first update thereof within one year.

Click here for the full policy. 

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