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Automated Vehicles Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing Initiative


Testing for automated vehicles is happening across the United States. Now, you’ll be able to see where the testing is happening and other related information. 

NHTSA is launching the Automated Vehicles Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing Initiative with states, local governments, and private-sector stakeholders in the automated driving system community. Those testing automated vehicles can now voluntarily submit information to NHTSA as part of the AV TEST Initiative, and we’ll make it available for you to view. You’ll be able to see if testing has been reported in your community and learn more about the types of activities happening, including testing of various types of motor vehicles — cars, low-speed shuttles, trucks, and driverless electric delivery vehicles.

The continuing evolution of automotive technology aims to deliver even greater safety benefits and automated driving systems that — one day — can handle the whole task of driving when we don’t want to or can’t do it ourselves. The AV TEST Initiative is another way that NHTSA is convening and facilitating initiatives with stakeholders to support the safe development, testing, and integration of automated vehicle technologies in the United States.

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