From the Executive Summary: "'Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 (AV 3.0)' advances U.S. DOT's [Department of Transportation] commitment to supporting the safe, reliable, efficient, and cost-effective integration of automation into the broader multimodal surface transportation system. AV 3.0 builds upon--but does not replace--voluntary guidance provided in 'Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety.' Automation technologies are new and rapidly evolving. The right approach to achieving safety improvements begins with a focus on removing unnecessary barriers and issuing voluntary guidance, rather than regulations that could stifle innovation. In AV 3.0, U.S. DOT's surface transportation operating administrations come together for the first time to publish a Departmental policy statement on automation. This document incorporates feedback from manufacturers and technology developers, infrastructure owners and operators, commercial motor carriers, the bus transit industry, and State and local governments. This document considers automation broadly, addressing all levels of automation (SAE [Society of Automotive Engineers] automation Levels 1 to 5), and recognizes multimodal interests in the full range of capabilities this technology can offer."
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