NHTSA Levels of Vehicle Autonomy Infographic

On May 30, 2013, The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a new policy concerning vehicle automation, including its plans for research on related safety issues and recommendations for states related to the testing, licensing, and regulation of “autonomous” or “self-driving” vehicles. The policy listed five levels of autonomy in text – we developed a graphic to illustrate it more effectively.