Proposed M2M-Related Safety Regulations to Impact Autonomous Vehicle Market

By Steve Banker

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ARC Report Abstract

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently proposed new safety regulations that have received very little coverage.  These regulations would use a new machine-to-machine (M2M) technology (vehicle-to-vehicle radio communications) that would allow vehicles to automatically send vehicle sensor data to other vehicles to alert drivers to potential crash situations.  These data could include the vehicle’s speed, heading, brake status, and so on.  Not only would these new regulations help further improve safety on the road, they could also help pave the path toward fully autonomous vehicles.

For followers of IoT developments, this report provides an interesting new use case with potentially significant impacts.  These include increasing safety, speeding the viability of autonomous vehicles, and SmartCity implications.  From a supply chain perspective, these regulations provide some additional insights into when autonomous trucks might be able to begin delivering freight without requiring on-board drivers.

The Proposed Regulation
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) pro-posed new safety regulations on December 13, 2016.  These regulations would use a new technology – vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) radio communications – that would allow vehicles to automatically send relevant vehicle sensor data to other vehicles to alert drivers to potential crash situations.

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Keywords: M2M, Autonomous Vehicles, Safety Regulations, ARC Advisory Group.

 

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