Federal Regulators Tout Autonomous Technology in Policy Update

U.S. Department of Transportation leaders reaffirmed their commitment to ensure the adoption and implementation of automated technologies across transportation modes, the agency indicated in a new policy document.

“As new automated technologies are rapidly advancing, they carry with them the potential to dramatically change commercial transportation and private travel, expanding access for millions and improving safety on our roads, rails and in our skies,” regulators with the office of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao outlined in the department’s semi-annual summary of its regulatory agenda.