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Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing Initiative


Testing of vehicles with automated driving systems is happening every day on roads across our nation. Soon you’ll be able to see where automated vehicle testing is happening and learn details about testing programs. 

NHTSA is launching the Automated Vehicles Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing Initiative web pilot with states, local governments, and private-sector stakeholders throughout the driving automation community. Companies and localities testing ADS-dedicated vehicles can now voluntarily submit information about their testing programs to NHTSA as part of the AV TEST Initiative web pilot, 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 vehicles — cars, low-speed shuttles, trucks, and delivery systems. 

The continuing evolution of automated driving technology aims to deliver even greater safety benefits and ADS 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, integration, and education of driving automation technology in the United States.

Public Comment

NHTSA invites public comments about our intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new information collection related to the AV TEST Initiative web pilot. Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information.

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