The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has released a new report that examines how law enforcement officials and other first responders can better prepare for automated vehicle technology.

The report, Law Enforcement, First Responder and Crash Investigation Preparation for Automated Vehicle Technology, looks at the current and projected state of automated vehicle technologies.

“The rise of automated vehicle technology creates new opportunities to prevent crashes and accelerate efforts to reach our goal of zero roadway deaths, but this technology also poses new problems for public safety officials,” said GHSA Executive Director Jonathan Adkins.

The report was produced by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) and the findings will be discussed at the GHSA 2021 Annual Meeting in Denver this month.