Innovation for Auto Vehicles gets Green Light from DOT

Earlier this month, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) released new guidance, Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 (AV 3.0), for the design, testing and deployment of automated vehicles (AVs).

A key focus throughout AV 3.0 is the removal of unnecessary barriers to the innovation of AV technologies that have the potential to vastly enhance security and increase mobility. AV 3.0 “builds upon – but does not replace” the DOT’s last major policy statement on AVs, Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety. AV 3.0 expands the applicability of its AV guidance to include not only passenger vehicles but also commercial vehicles, on-road transit and the roadways on which they operate.

Mayer Brown partners Erika Z. Jones and Linda L. Rhodes report on the new guidance and highlight areas of interest in this Legal Update.

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