ACE Program: Emergency Response and Work Zone
To investigate the safety impacts of automated Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) in work zones and investigate considerations for Emergency Response personnel responding to incidents involving an automated CMV.
In support of FMCSA's ACE Program, FMCSA plans to conduct research on how automated vehicles impact current practices regarding emergency response, inspections, and work zones. This includes researching items such as how law enforcement would need to interact with an automated CMV during an emergency response situation, how automated CMVs will deliver necessary information to inspectors, and how automated CMVs will become aware of work zones and how they will operate within work zones. FMCSA must consider the safety of these vehicles and how FMCSA regulations may be impacted by the deployment of automated CMV technology. This project will fund a CARMA application for each scenario (work zones, and emergency response personnel) and will also fund data storage and retrieval.