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Accelerating the Adoption of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

Project Goal:

To expedite the adoption of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) by the trucking industry because of their demonstrated potential to reduce fatalities, injuries and crashes.


FMCSA is committed to accelerating the deployment of ADAS technologies in four categories: Active Braking Systems (automatic emergency braking, air disc brakes, adaptive cruise control) Active Steering Systems (lane keep assist, lane centering, adaptive steering control) Active Warning Systems (lane departure, forward collision, blind spot detection) and Camera Monitoring Systems (in-cab facing driver training, forward facing event recording, side rear-view for mirrors) on Class 7 and 8 commercial motor vehicles.


Effective deployment of these systems will require a national outreach campaign, which will include the development of: 1) outreach materials for fleets to implement ADAS, and 2) training materials for drivers and maintenance personnel related to ADAS operation, inspection, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Other major tasks will include the identification of technical and market barriers, data collection and analysis, and stakeholder reporting.




October 2019: Project Start


May 2020: Final Outreach Materials


August 2020: Report on Current Adoption Rates


September 2020: Draft TMC Recommended Practices


October 2020: Hardcopy/Video Materials


January 2020: September 2021: Outreach/Promotion Events


September 2021: Data Collection & Analysis


October 2021: Project End/Final Report




 Total Funding: $ 649,877.72


Project Manager:

Jeff Loftus








Last updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2020