NACTO Released Policy Recommendations for planning and implementation of Automated Vehicles


Cities across the nation have become the testing grounds of numerous technology firms and automakers testing fleets of automated vehicles. In a few years, automated vehicles could be operating everywhere on our city streets, with far-reaching consequences and opportunities for safety, mobility, and public space.

To help cities prepare for the age of autonomous vehicles, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) has asked stakeholders at all levels to implement the following recommendations into their transportation networks:

  • Plan for fully automated vehicles, not half-measure
  • Rethink our streets and expressways
  • Ensure safe operation on city streets, including limiting automated vehicles to a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour
  • Create data-sharing requirements for automated vehicles
  • Change planning models to incorporate the expected disruptive impact of this technology

For more information, please visit NACTO.