|•To address the challenges and accelerate the anticipated
benefits, the USDOT ITS JPO established the Automation Program.
|•The program goal is to Enable safe, efficient, and
equitable integration of automation into the transportation system
|•To achieve this goal, U.S. DOT will conduct research;
assess impacts; communicate results; convene and coordinate with
stakeholders; provide guidance, education, and assistance; develop or
encourage appropriate standards and policies; and continue to provide
oversight and enforcement.
|•Automation means different things to different people. In
the near term, the ITS JPO is focusing on three distinct areas of automation
where there is a clear role for the Federal government.