Assessing the Impacts of Automated Driving Systems (ADS) on the Future of Transportation Safety

NOTE: This project was a combined project with NCHRP 19-17. BTSCRP provided funding to address the behavioral traffic safety elements related to autonomous vehicles.

This research project reviewed and documented existing and anticipated future changes to the vehicle fleet. With this information, researchers developed an outline of how these changes will likely affect safety performance over time and what potential changes to design and operational criteria could be developed to maximize the potential benefits.

The research was used to develop a framework and strategic approach for the safety profession to consider in developing and implementing new design criteria and operational approaches that consider these technological advances.

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Research Status
Research Topic
Autonomous Vehicles (AV)
Research Year
Framework for Assessing Potential Safety Impacts of Automated Driving Systems National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Framework for Assessing Potential Safety Impacts of ADC