State infrastructure and real estate will be leveraged to further promote testing and "ubiquity" of autonomous and connected vehicles
Nevada’s Department of Transportation (NDOT) has selected professional services firm CH2M to develop an autonomous (AV) and connected vehicle (CV) policy framework for the state.
The initiative will establish cohesive policy, standards, legislation and innovations, that when coupled with the state’s technologically-progressive political environment, will further establish Nevada as a pioneer for bringing innovation to reality, said CH2M.
Nevada has already established itself as a national leader in testing, licensing and authorising autonomous vehicles on state roads.
The Nevada Center for Advanced Mobility – established in early 2016 as an initiative between the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, NDOT and the Department of Motor Vehicles – promotes the state as leading in the development and everyday use of vehicles that are autonomous. Underscoring this objective, the state recently issued the first autonomous vehicle restricted driver’s licence in the US.
“The future is now for autonomous vehicle and connected vehicle technologies,” said Susan Martinovich, highways and bridges director, CH2M. “We’re honoured to be helping the state of Nevada advance its position as an innovation leader, leveraging emerging technologies to drive economic development alongside the AV/CV benefits of saving lives through crash elimination, increasing travel time dependability, reducing the need for new infrastructure and improving energy efficiency.”
Activities encompassed within the policy framework include:
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