Education and Licensure Requirements for Automated Motor Vehicles

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Conference Proceeding

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2019 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS) Conference Proceedings

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2019 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS)


This paper addresses the need for an effective method of educating automated vehicle operators and a collaboration between industry, government, and professional organizations to create licensure programs. Research was compiled on current laws regarding licensure to operate automated motor vehicles, consumer knowledge of automated vehicles, and methods of training. There was found to be a lack of legislation regarding licensure, as well as a failure to provide educational programs for consumers. Licensure legislation, in combination with proper training for each level of autonomy, is considered necessary in order to protect against crashes and improper or unsafe operation of automated motor vehicles. To address this, the paper outlines a driver education program for operators of automated vehicles. A method of visually identifying the level of automation within the vehicle is also presented. The SAE J3016 standard is used throughout to reference levels of vehicle autonomy.


ISBN: ISBN 978-1-7281-5480-0

DOI: 10.1109/ISTAS48451.2019.8937950

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© Copyright 2019 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.