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Kinetic Metrics Attends Urban Mobility & Urban Planning Seminar

As part of Kinetic Metrics (KM) continuing drive toward its mission, co-founder Emily Reichard attended the Urban Mobility & Urban Planning Seminar on November 2 and 3. State and city DOTs, solutions experts and other innovative thinkers met for two days of information sharing and discussion of the current successes of Smart Cities and the challenges that the industry will need to overcome.

One of the challenges we wanted to highlight were the roadblocks experienced in dealing with Federal regulations. Luckily for the industry, Kinetic Metrics has a thorough background in Federal safety and regulation. Whether it is understanding the new Automated Vehicle Policy or working on how to implement safety policies that coincide with Federal laws, KM is here to help.

The same principles that KM uses to assess vehicle safety trends can also be applied to an assortment of products and services. Whether a community wants to implement bike shares or ride shares, we can assist in making sure the programs are safe and reliable.

Kinetic Metrics will continue to participate in discussions about Smart Cities and strives to be one of the leading supporters of this growing movement towards more sustainable, connected communities. 

Autonomous Vehicle Guidelines

On September 20, 2016 NHTSA released its long awaited guidelines on autonomous vehicle technology. As part of aiding regulation NHTSA will streamline its review process and has committed to issuing interpretations related to highly automated vehicles (HAVs) in 60 days, and ruling on simple HAV-related exemptions in six months.

Within the guidance NHTSA has outlined the framework for vehicle performance and requested that manufacturers and other entities voluntarily provide reports regarding how this framework has been followed. For NHTSA to consider Rulemaking with regards to HAVs, they must be able to support their decisions with data collected from the industry.

As part of our vision, we want to offer unique and efficient solutions to our clients. We can assist companies looking to enter the autonomous market by helping them develop their safety metrics and properly report data to NHTSA. We are also capable of working with smaller city or state governments to guide them in creating regulations that will not hinder the technology while having the flexibility to be adopted by other neighboring cities and states. 

NHTSA has posted the Policy in the Federal docket, under NHTSA-2016-0090 with the comment period ending on November 22, 2016.