The Department of Transportation established a deliberative body that seeks to address regulatory and jurisdictional concerns.
The Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology Council was established to provide potential sponsors an avenue to discuss plans and mitigate interference in the development of transportation technology, the DOT said Tuesday.
“New technologies increasingly straddle more than one mode of transportation, so I’ve signed an order creating a new internal department council to better coordinate the review of innovation that have multi-modal applications,” said Elaine Chao, secretary of DOT.
Department officials conducted interactive demonstrations during the ongoing South by Southwest conference to highlight the agency's support for transportation platforms. The agency also plans to hold a meeting to discuss approvals for tunneling technologies in the U.S.