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Transportation Dept. Helps Automated Vehicle Future with New, Modernized "AV 3.0" Plan

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Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation put out its long-anticipated plan to pave the way for automated vehicles. The DOT guidance document is called Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0. CEI Senior Fellow Marc Scribner, who attended the announcement at DOT headquarters, praised the department’s plan:

“The Department of Transportation should be applauded for its latest automated vehicle guidance update. Its commitment to technology neutrality, performance-based regulation, and modernizing safety regulations to conform to future voluntary consensus technical standards will help ensure developers can bring their lifesaving and efficiency-enhancing technologies to market without being ensnared in a web of unnecessary red tape.

“CEI looks forward to continued work with the Department to promote pro-market and pro-consumer automated vehicle policies and spread the many potential benefits across America’s multi-modal surface transportation system, from cars and buses to trucks and trains.”

In advance of today's Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 guidance, CEI submitted comments on what policies and reforms were most urgently needed: