U.S. DOT launches AV TEST online tracking tool

Ten companies and nine states have already signed on as participants in the voluntary web pilot

September 03, 2020
autonomous vehicles online tracking tool

The U.S. DOT this week launched a public online tool to improve the safety and testing transparency of automated driving systems.

The new online tracking tool provides data on the on-road testing of automated driving systems in 17 cities across the country, expanding the information available to the public about these vehicles, including their on-road testing and safety performance.

The tool is part of the Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing (AV TEST) Initiative, which was announced in June. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is overseeing the AV TEST Initiative.

This online, public-facing platform will allow participants to share testing activities related to automated driving systems and other safety-related information with the public. Online mapping tools may show testing locations at the local, state, and national levels, as well as testing activity data, which may include dates, frequency, vehicle counts, and routes. Currently, the tool has data on on-road testing activities in 17 cities across the country, including Austin, Columbus (Ohio), Dallas, Denver, Jacksonville, Orlando, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. 

Ten companies and nine states have already signed on as participants in the voluntary web pilot.

The AV TEST Initiative’s online tracking tool will soon be open to all stakeholders involved in the safe development and testing of automated driving system vehicles. At the state and local level, participants may include DMVs, DOTs, highway safety offices, and city governments.  At the automotive industry level, participants may include developers, manufacturers, suppliers, operators, and testers.  

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SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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