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 blog: Replaying real life: how the Waymo Driver avoids fatal human crashes
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.
GHSA’s adopted policy supports the development and deployment of autonomous vehicle technology to “improve road safety, mobility, and convenience.”