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Preparing for Automated Vehicles: Recommendations From NACTO

The National Association of City Transportation Officials has spoken out on the ned to begin preparing for a future of automated vehicles.
June 25, 2016, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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According to a press release, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) "released a policy statement on automated vehicles, including its recommendations for incorporating this new disruptive technology into cities’ transportation networks"

The press release "urges" stakeholders at various levels of government and in the private sector to adopt five recommendations, all quoted directly from the press release:

  • Plan for fully automated vehicles, not half-measures
  • Rethink our streets and expressways
  • Ensure safe operation on city streets, including limiting automated vehicles to a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour
  • Create data-sharing requirements for automated vehicles
  • Change planning models to incorporate the expected disruptive impact of this technology

NACTO's full policy statement is available online [pdf].

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Published on Friday, June 24, 2016 in National Association of City Transportation Officials
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