Upcoming Workshop on Consensus Safety Measurement Methodologies for Automated Driving Systems-Equipped Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Transportation has partnered with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Intel, Intel Mobileye, Lyft, Ricardo, SAE International, and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to offer a workshop on Consensus Measurement Methodologies for ADS-Equipped Vehicles. Held at the NIST Gaithersburg Campus, from June 25 to 26, 2019, the workshop is designed to engage the automated driving systems (ADS) community to evaluate current perspectives on ADS safety through presentations and breakout sessions.

NHTSA Autonomous Vehicle at an Intersection


The automotive industry is planning to deploy ADS at SAE Level 3 (conditional automation) or higher in the very near term with most major manufacturers (OEMs) targeting the early 2020s. Community consensus around reliable, broadly acceptable performance measurement methods for assessing ADS safety will help achieve this end.

Workshop Overview

This workshop's objectives are to review existing and proposed methodologies for establishing safety requirements and safety measurement approaches, identify gaps and key challenges, and explore follow-on opportunities to drive toward community-wide consensus.
Registration is free and open to all but limited to site capacity on a first-come, first-served basis. All visitors to the NIST campus must be pre-registered. There is no onsite registration for meetings held at NIST.

Information about the workshop, including the agenda and registration site, is available at:

Join us June 25th and 26th to share your ideas on measurement concepts for safety in ADS applications.


Date: June 25, 2019, to June 26, 2019
Location: NIST, Administration Building 101, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Registration Deadline: June 18, 2019
Registration: Register Here