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Highly Automated Commercial Vehicles (HACVs) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Listening Session

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Highly Automated Commercial Vehicles (HACVs)
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Listening Session

Monday, April 24, 2017
9:30 AM – 12 PM, Local Time
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

8:30 – 9:30 AM Registration
9:30 – 9:35 AM Opening Statement
Daphne Jefferson
Deputy Administrator, FMCSA
9:35 – 9:40 AM Introduction Purpose of the Listening Session
Ground Rules and Safety Information
Shannon Watson
Senior Policy Advisor, FMCSA
9:40 – 11:55 AM Initial Public Comments
1. Prescheduled comments
2. Comments by registered attendees
3. Other comments
11:55 AM Closing Remarks
Jack Van Steenburg
Assistant Administrator and Chief Safety Officer, FMCSA

Should all comments be exhausted early, the session will conclude.

Discussion Questions

FMCSA seeks 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 welcomes comments on the application of the following regulatory provisions in title 49 CFR to HACVs:

  1. Part 383 (Commercial Driver’s Licenses);
  2. Part 391 (Qualifications of Drivers);
  3. Sections 392.80 and 392.82 (Use of electronic devices);
  4. Part 395 (Hours of Service of Drivers); and
  5. Part 396 (Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance).

FMCSA 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. The Agency welcomes the opportunity to work with all interested parties to identify actions that may be necessary to address regulatory barriers while ensuring the safe operation of HACVs.