The document below is ATSSA’s response to FHWA’s request for information (RFI) concerning “Automated Driving Systems.” There were 10 questions posed by FHWA regarding infrastructure needs for advanced driving systems. ATSSA’s response focuses on pertinent safety issues, and the important issues surrounding machine vision and infrastructure.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requested comments on “Removing regulatory barriers for vehicles with automated driving systems”. This request for comment (RFC) focused on the interior design of automated vehicles including the driver seating position. The document below outlines ATSSA’s response to the RFC, and highlights the lead time needed for a human to regain control of the vehicle, and stressed the importance this has on the safety of our roadway workers.
This guidance is intended to assist Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) staff and transportation system owners/operators deploy V2I technology, not only in terms of the Federal-aid Highway program requirements, but also practices to help ensure interoperability and efficient and effective planning,
procurement, and operations throughout the full lifecycle.
This document was created by ATSSA and the material is based upon work supported by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) under Grant Agreement No. DTFH61-06G-00004
This document was created by ATSSA and the material is based upon work supported by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) under Grant Agreement No. DTFH61-06-G-00004