Startup Locomation submits voluntary safety assessment to U.S. Department of Transportation

Locomation Inc. announced that it has issued a comprehensive self-assessment of its autonomous trucking technology for the U.S. Department of Transportation and that it has submitted the findings of the report to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Lawrenceville-based startup said the report’s unveiling comes as part of an effort to show federal and state regulators that Locomation’s autonomous vehicle solution is safe and ready to take on further public road testing, testing that would require a change in legislation across varying levels of government to accomplish. In Pennsylvania, that could become reality as soon as July 2022.

In its 33-page report, Locomation’s now-public Voluntary Safety Self-Assessment offers safety-related guidance on the company’s Autonomous Relay Convoy prototype systems and how the startup plans to address various safety-related challenges that its autonomous solution might face on the road.