Let's Talk Autonomous Driving
Building on the shared belief that autonomous vehicles (AV) have the potential to make our roads safer, GHSA is partnering with Waymo to educate key stakeholders and the public through their Let’s Talk Autonomous Driving campaign. GHSA’s AV policy supports the development and deployment of this technology to “improve road safety, mobility and convenience.”
The public education campaign’s goal is to convey how self-driving vehicles think and work, how they make transportation accessible to the disabled and those who cannot obtain a driver’s license, and how they can help eliminate unsafe driving behaviors such as speeding, distraction and impairment. Learn more here.
Read their March 2022 blog, Can Autonomous Vehicles Support the Safe System Approach to Traffic Safety?, which features GHSA Senior Director of Policy and Government Relations Russ Martin.
Learn more in their October 2021 blog: The Waymo Driver Handbook: Teaching an autonomous vehicle how to perceive and understand the world around it.
October 2020 marks the first nationwide observance of Pedestrian Safety Month. GHSA and Waymo developed a video to call attention to the magnitude of the U.S. pedestrian safety problem and how AV technology can help. Connected and autonomous vehicles allow drivers to see pedestrians sooner and take action to avoid a collision. Read more and watch the video here.
Read GHSA’s policy supports the development and deployment of AV technology to “improve road safety, mobility and convenience.”