The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has ordered crash reporting for vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems and automated driving systems.

The information collected will allow NHTSA to identify potential safety issues and impacts resulting from automated vehicles being on public roads.

“NHTSA’s core mission is safety,” said Dr Steven Cliff, NHTSA’s Acting Administrator. “By mandating crash reporting, the agency will have access to critical data that will help quickly identify safety issues that could emerge in these automated systems.

“In fact, gathering data will help instill public confidence that the federal government is closely overseeing the safety of automated vehicles.”

Information regarding the order is available on NHTSA’s website.