Posted: May/11/2016 at 6:27pm – author: jvecchi
ANSI does classify vehicles by size and type. Autonomous vehicles could be classified by fully autonomous/partially autonomous/no autonomous features. That way it is possible to know if you are looking at a fully autonomous Truck versus a partially autonomous subcompact. I believe if we continue to keep the classifications separate, there will be less need to change the standards as technology and vehicle types change–sort of a “one from column a and one from column b” type of approach rather than trying to come up with all the potential combinations within the standard for vehicle size, type and level of autonomy.