Autonomous vehicles have the potential save lives by reducing traffic crashes, as well as providing more travel options for people who are not able to drive. To prepare for this changing transportation landscape, federal and states governments are working on laws, regulations, policies and guidelines to ensure the safety of all roadway users.
In 2015, Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn established the Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Working Group as the central point of coordination for the development and deployment of emerging autonomous and connected vehicle technologies in Maryland. Secretary Rahn also charged this group with being the central point of strategic planning for MDOT’s role with autonomous and connected vehicles.
The Working Group includes a diverse group of transportation stakeholders, including elected officials, state and local agency representatives, nongovernmental organizations and members of the automotive industry. The group evaluates the latest research, tracks federal and state laws, policies and programs, and coordinates with other agencies, organizations and businesses to set the course for the future of automated and connected vehicles in Maryland.
Working Group Meeting Agenda and Presentations
- December 17, 2015
- February 29, 2016
- May 16, 2016
- June 17, 2016
- August 3, 2016
- October 12, 2016
- December 1, 2016