USDOT requests comment on the Impact of Automated Vehicle Technologies on Workforce study scope by November 5

Impact of Automated Vehicle Technologies on Workforce

The pace of development and deployment of automated vehicle-related technology is expected to accelerate over the next decade. Likewise, the effects of this new technology on the current workforce is a concern to operators and industry. 

The 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act (Joint Explanatory Statement) provided up to $1.5 million to the Secretary of Transportation, in consultation with the Secretary of Labor, to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the impact of Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) and Highly Automated Vehicles (HAV) technologies. 

DOT issued a request for comments to solicit comment and feedback on the scope of the study on the Impact of Automated Vehicle Technologies on Workforce in Federal Register Docket No. DOT-OST-2018-0150

General areas of focus (Full study scope can be found in the Federal Register Notice):

  1. Labor Force Transformation/Displacement
  2. Labor Force Training Needs
  3. Technology Operational Safety Issues
  4. Quality of Life Effects Due to Automation

DOT will also coordinate this initiative with the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This Federal Register Notice is available for public comment, and DOT invites all stakeholders to provide  information or feedback to serve as a foundation for our work. Specific research questions could be further adopted during the study examination and comments obtained from this notice period will be used to calibrate the study strategy to enable the maximum value proposition. Please provide your feedback in Docket No. DOT-OST-2018-0150.

The comment period ends Nov. 5, 2018.