Automated Driving Systems Should Be Rated, IIHS Says

Depending on who you ask, the world of autonomous vehicle testing is either the Wild West or a sea of government regulations designed to slow progress. There’s some truth to both sides of the rhetoric here, but the rules governing autonomous testing and the semi-autonomous systems found on most modern models isn’t that expansive, at least federally.

The federal response to regulating autonomous vehicles has been slow, often leaving states to locally regulate testing. Laid out after the US Department of Transportation’s Automated Vehicles Comprehensive Plan (released in 2021), automakers who employ SAE Level 2 ADAS are simply required to report crashes.

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