On-road autonomous vehicles are projected to influence key aspects of everyday life including transportation, goods delivery, manufacturing, public safety, and security. However, on-road autonomous vehicles can pose a risk in the event of unexpected system performance. NIST is a nonregulatory government agency under the Department of Commerce that is equipped to develop test methods, metrics, and standards to characterize the performance of these complex systems. Therefore, NIST is currently determining focus areas of interest to characterize the performance of autonomous vehicles to mitigate risk to manufacturers as well as consumers.
This workshop aims to solicit stakeholder feedback to identify key areas where NIST can develop standards and performance metrics to help advance the on-road autonomous vehicle field. In addition, this workshop aims to foster a multidisciplinary community consisting of stakeholders from a variety of disciplines and domains in autonomous vehicles. This workshop will be conducted virtually over 2 days consisting of introductory remarks, panels, breakout sessions, and concluding remarks.