US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao Announces ADAS, Connected Technology Programs

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced several initiatives relating to connected vehicle technologies and advanced driver assistance systems before a crowd of industry representatives January 15, 2020 during her remarks at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting.

Chao announced a new pilot program to deploy “vehicle-to-everything” (V2X) communication systems around the country to help prevent accidents involving first responders. There are about 46,000 crashes and 150 fatalities every year involving emergency response vehicles.

In additional, US DOT is endorsing a standardized list of recommended advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) terminology called “Clearing the Confusion.” The list is based on ADAS system functionality and is a collaborative venture between the National Safety Council, AAA, Consumer Reports, and the data analytics company J.D. Power, .