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IRF Launches Task Force on Road Adaptation for AVs

Automated Vehicles (AVs) are a game-changing evolution in personal mobility, however, design guidelines for highway and traffic engineers remain silent on the question. On account of their long lifespan, current and future road infrastructure assets will increasingly need to factor changing needs to support the future deployment of AVs.

IRF is establishing a new Taskforce is established to fill this void by producing non-binding, globally applicable recommendations on adapting road infrastructure design, construction and operations to the new needs of AVs.

The Taskforce’s scope includes measures to enhance the quality and uniformity of traffic control devices, intelligent transportation system devices, digital navigation maps, as well as road structures. Where application, potential agency actions for readiness are considered.

Although the Taskforce primarily concerns itself with fully Automated Vehicles (Level 5), shorter term measures to support Advanced Driver Assistance Systems may also be considered.

Membership of the Taskforce is open to all IRF Members in good standing. For additional information, please contact Tom Antonissen tantonissen@irf.global

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