U.S. Begins AV Data-Sharing Initiative
June 16, 2020—In an attempt to centralize state-level autonomous driving data, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the launch of an online platform for data sharing, reports Reuters.
Called Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing (AV TEST), the platform aims to boost public awareness about testing locations and activity data. The overall goal is to “pull together really critical stakeholders to deepen the lines of communication and cooperation among all of us,” Deputy NHTSA Administrator James Owens told Reuters.
Some of the biggest companies developing AV technology, like Uber, Waymo and Cruise, as well as some of the most active states in this arena will take part, according to the report.