U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx at Delphi Labs @ Silicon Valley announced support for speeding up the process for new connected car technology and autonomous self-driving cars. Currently, the secretary is on tour to promote “Infrastructure Week” and funding for transportation.
The steps Secretary Foxx announced to accelerate the infrastructure to support connected and autonomous vehicles include rule-making and testing.
- Foxx directed the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) to accelerate the proposal to require vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V). communications technology in new vehicles.
- He committed to developing an expedited test plan to make sure that there is no interference with V2V signals.
- Foxx asked NHTSA to begin work aimed at ensuring our regulatory framework encourages the deployment of innovations demonstrated to increase traffic safety.
“Connected, automated vehicles that can sense the environment around them and communicate with other vehicles and with infrastructure have the potential to revolutionize road safety and save thousands of lives.. We are in a race against time, and it is critical that technologies like V2V make it onto our roadways as soon as possible,” said Foxx during the news conference.
The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) supports the Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx to advance its planned timeline for the vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) rule-making.