ITS America Cross-Industry AV Policy Report: Infrastructure, Federal Regulatory Framework, and Societal Goals

 The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) Automated Vehicle Standing Advisory Committee (‘Committee’) Chair, Nat Beuse, Vice President of Safety at Aurora, and Vice-Chair, Greg Winfree, Director, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, conducted (February 15-March 2, 2021), more than 10 hours of discussions on the deployment of highly automated vehicles (HAVs). The cross-industry discussions focused on significant issues identified by Committee members. 

The questions focused on infrastructure improvements, a federal regulatory framework, and societal goals. The member-developed questions are contained in this report. Participants included automotive, city and county and states, technology-AV and technology-infrastructure, insurance, and research. This report summarizes the key findings. The findings apply to Highly Automated Vehicles (HAV) with a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or less equipped with a level 4 or 5 system operated exclusively by automation consistent with the SAE International and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) levels of automation.