Federal Highway Administration launching National Dialogue
First publishedITS America
Automated vehicles have the potential to significantly transform the nation’s roadways. They offer potential benefits in safety but also introduce uncertainty for the agencies responsible for the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the roadway infrastructure. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is initiating a national conversation with partners and stakeholders to better understand the implications of highway automation, to facilitate innovation - and to enable broader collaboration in this area.
On Thursday 7 June, at the ITS America Annual Meeting Detroit, this new initiative will kick off at 08.00 with a partial-day launch workshop: you can register on the ITS America Annual Meeting Detroit website to attend and have your voice heard.
After the launch event, the National Dialogue on Highway Automation will include a series of meetings held across the country to facilitate information sharing, identify key issues and prepare the broader transportation community to safely and efficiently integrate automated vehicles into the road network. Input received during the National Dialogue will help inform national research, policy, programmes and will aid in the development of a national transportation community for automation.