New PAVE Coalition Launches Public Education Campaign on Automated Vehicles


A coalition of industry, non-profit and academic institutions has launched a campaign to inform the public and policymakers about the potential and the reality of advanced vehicle technologies and self-driving vehicles.

Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE) will hold events across the country to introduce driver assistance and self-driving technology to consumers and policymakers; hold educational workshops to help federal, state and local officials make informed policy decisions; and develop educational materials to distribute to retail sales and customer service personnel.

The National Safety Council and Audi of America will serve as inaugural co-chairs of PAVE.

PAVE will seek to bring realistic, factual information to policymakers and the public so consumers and decision-makers understand the technology, its current state and its future potential—including the benefits in safety, mobility and sustainability.

The group will sponsor hands-on workshops in partnership with SAE International to give consumers the ability to see, touch and feel developing AV technology. It will hold policy workshops in partnership with major academic institutions such as Stanford University’s Center for Automotive Research to help policymakers understand AVs and their potential. It will also produce a website and social media content designed to reach broad audiences with factual, digestible information about AVs and their development.

PAVE members:

  • AAA
  • American Public Transportation Association
  • Audi of America
  • Autonomous Intelligent Driving
  • Aurora
  • Consumer Technology Association
  • Cruise
  • Daimler
  • Intel Mobileye
  • Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.
  • National Council on Aging
  • National Federation of the Blind
  • National Safety Council
  • SAE International
  • Securing America’s Future Energy
  • Toyota
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Volkswagen
  • Voyage
  • Waymo
  • Zoox