Impacts of Connected Vehicles and Automated Vehicles on State and Local Transportation Agencies--Task-Order Support. Minimum Safety Data Needed for Automated Vehicle Operations and Crash Analysis

To a great extent, transportation agencies support the deployment of automated vehicles (AVs) because of the expected improvements in safety. The scoping meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Forum on Automated Vehicles and Shared Mobility Services identified safety data standards as a critical research need. Breakout Session #4 of the 2017 Automated Vehicle Symposium (“An AV Crashes: What Happens Next?”) also identified this as an action item: “Research the appropriate amount and types of data that should be captured, along with the methods of reliable storage.” ( The objective of this project is to identify and define the minimum set of safety data associated with AVs that should be available to conduct crash and safety analyses. This data should include on-road and validation and testing data for crashes and near-crashes and include relevant information on the conditions associated with the incident. It is expected that a key part of the research will be convening safety and AV specialists and data scientists to explore, among other issues, uses of the data, relevant data collected by AVs, privacy restrictions, reliance on other data sources, data sharing arrangements, and liability.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-102(18)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Derr, B

  • Start Date: 20171211
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01653372
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-102(18)
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 11 2017 3:03PM