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Recommendation: The Secretary of Transportation should develop and implement a comprehensive plan to better manage departmental initiatives related to automated vehicles. This plan should include leading principles such as goals, priorities, steps to achieve results, milestones, and performance measures to track progress. (Recommendation 1)
Agency: Department of Transportation Status: Open Priority recommendation
Comments: In January 2020, DOT released Ensuring American Leadership in Automated Vehicle Technologies (AV 4.0), building on prior policies that DOT has identified as actions regarding its implementation of GAO's recommendation. Without a comprehensive plan, it continues to be unclear whether DOT is adequately tackling automated vehicle challenges.