DOT Secretary Foxx pushes for automated cars in his exit memo
The Washington Auto Showês MobilityTalks are timely, as outgoing Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said about the potential of automated vehicles in his exit memo. He talked about their ability to help people with disabilities, elderly drivers and communities where car ownership is prohibitively expensive.
Automated vehicles, Foxx said, may also have the potential to save energy and reduce air pollution from transportation through efficiency and by supporting vehicle electrification.
Foxxês memo refers to the DOTês Federal Automated Vehicle Policy, a set of voluntary guidelines for manufacturers. Other important initiatives mentioned: vehicle-to-vehicle technology and the Smart City Challenge, in which 78 cities competed for funding to execute their visions for the future of urban transportation.Download Bulletin PDF