This week, The Biden-Harris Administration submitted to Congress the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2023 (FY 2023). A hefty $105 billion will go to the U.S. Department of Transportation, which calls for investments in highway safety, including research into Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
This includes $49.8 million for NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Research ($1.3 billion for NHTSA in total), to study vehicle improvements and other technological advances that can better protect people in a crash and reduce the likelihood of crashes, including:
- $18.1 million for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems;
- $3.1 million for Heavy Vehicle Safety Technologies Programs that support testing and deployment of safety technologies for passenger vehicles, large trucks, and buses; and
- $11.8 million for Automated Driving Systems research to facilitate innovation and development of new tests, tools, and procedures to properly evaluate the safety of new technologies surrounding highly and fully automated vehicles.
Click here for a summary of additional DOT funding proposals.