WASHINGTON—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is asking interested parties to comment on the near- and long-term challenges of measuring the compliance of automated driving system vehicles with federal crash avoidance standards.
NHTSA published the advance notice of proposed rulemaking in the May 28 Federal Register.
The agency goal with this ANPRM, it said, is to use the information it gathers to develop a proposal to amend the crash avoidance standards in a way that maintains safety while not hindering the development of ADS vehicles.
"This ANPRM builds on NHTSA's efforts to identify and address regulatory barriers to ADS technologies," NHTSA said.
NHTSA previously issued a request for comments on this topic in January 2018, and plans to issue two further documents aimed at removing crashworthiness regulatory barriers to ADS vehicles, it said.
July 29 is the deadline for comments on this issue.