On April 24, 2017, FMCSA will hold a public listening session to solicit information on issues relating to the design, development, testing, and deployment of highly automated commercial vehicles (HACVs). The listening session will provide interested parties an opportunity to share their views and any data or analysis on this topic with Agency representatives. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:30 and run until noon. It will be webcast via this link: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/event/highly-automated-commercial-vehicles-hacvs-federal-motor-carrier-safety-administration-fmcsa
With the meeting, FMCSA is seek information on issues that need to be addressed to ensure that the Federal safety regulations provide appropriate standards for the safe operation of HACVs from design and development through testing and deployment. Specifically, FMCSA is looking for input on the application of the following regulatory provisions in title 49 CFR to HACVs:
- Part 383 (Commercial Driver’s Licenses);
- Part 391 (Qualifications of Drivers);
- Sections 392.80 and 392.82 (Use of electronic devices);
- Part 395 (Hours of Service of Drivers); and
- Part 396 (Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance).
FMCSA also requests comments on how enforcement officials could identify CMVs capable of various levels of automated operation and the types of HACV equipment that can be effectively inspected at roadside.
More details are contained in the Federal Register notice.
Note: The meeting is being held as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Workshop at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.
Written comments will be accepted through July 17, 2017