DOT Aims to Lower Barriers to Autonomous Tech for Trucks and Cars

The Department of Transportation announced on May 22 that it is taking further steps toward removing “unnecessary regulatory barriers to the safe introduction of automated driving systems” on vehicles operating in the U.S.

The separate but related advance notices of proposed rulemaking (aka pre-rules) issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are calls for public comment on matters related to rolling out autonomous-driving systems “to ensure that all potential approaches are fully considered as the agencies move forward with these regulatory actions.”