Alliance Statement on Updated AV Policy Guidance


Attributable to Alliance President and CEO Mitch Bainwol:

Secretary Chao and the Department of Transportation should be commended for again spurring the development of innovative safety technologies, including self-driving vehicle technologies that hold great promise for our nation.

The updated AV Policy Guidance (3.0) builds on previous guidance Secretary Chao released last September – which has provided greater clarity to auto manufacturers and technology providers working to develop cutting-edge technologies that can enhance roadway safety, expand mobility, and ensure that the U.S. continues to lead the development, testing, and deployment of life saving technologies.

The Department’s inclusion of other modes of transportation in this updated, and technology neutral AV Policy Guidance, demonstrates the tremendous potential these technologies offer for the future of transportation.  The Alliance and our members look forward to reviewing the updated guidance and the forthcoming AV testing initiative that will be open to public comment.  As in the past, we look forward to working with the Secretary and the Department of Transportation to ensure that safety continues to be the number one priority when it comes to the development, testing, and deployment of such technologies.