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Nov 2020

Request for New Information from NHTSA

On September 29, 2020 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued (F.R. Vol 85 No. 189, Docket No. NHTSA-2020-0070) a Notice and a Request for Comment. This Notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

The purpose of this collection is to provide information to the public about Automated Driving System (ADS) testing operations in the United States and applicable State and local laws, regulations, and guidelines. NHTSA includes its response to the 20 comments received from a similar request issued on July 2, 2020 (85 FR 39975).

NHTSA will maintain a digital platform on its website that collects ADS information from respondents and makes the information about ADS available to the public. Topics include: Mandatory Data Collection and Evaluation of Submissions, Data Standardization, Uniformity and Completeness, Accessibility and Vulnerable Populations, Establish Sunset for AV TEST Tracker, Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours, Categories of Eligible Participants, Number of Respondents and ADS Policy. The comments were to be submitted on or before October 29, 2020.