Up to $60 million is available for the testing of automated driving systems

Posted: 2 January 2019 | | No comments yet

U.S. Department of Transportation announces notice of funding opportunity for automated driving system demonstration grants.


The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has announced the availability of up to $60 million in federal grant funding for projects that test the safe integration of automated driving systems (ADS).

The ADS Demonstration grants aim to ensure significant data gathering and sharing of project data with USDOT and the public throughout the project in near real time to inform rulemaking, and work with innovative state and local governments and private partners to create collaborative environments that harness the collective expertise, ingenuity and knowledge of multiple stakeholders.

One of the main focuses of the grants is to test the safe integration of ADS into the nation’s on-road transportation system.

Grant applications are due in March 2019 and awardees will be announced in the spring of 2019.

More information about the ADS Demonstrations Grants is available here.