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US DOT speeds up V2V rules for ADAS and self-driving cars

rebuildrenewU.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.

Fox1Secretary Foxx said, “Like Delphi, DOT is also committed to a world with zero traffic fatalities.”

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.

Delphi’s autonomous Audi completed the first trans-continental drive across the United States and has only been involved in one accident caused by a human driver.