The Vehicle Safety Technology Pilot allowed companies that provide innovative technologies that may improve the driving habits of TLC licensees, such as electronic data recorders, driver alert and collision avoidance systems, and analytics platforms, to test these technologies in any type of TLC-licensed vehicle. The results of the Pilot can be found in the interim and final reports linked below:
First Vehicle Safety Technology Pilot Report (November 2015)
Second Vehicle Safety Technology Pilot Report (September 2016)
Final Vehicle Safety Technology Pilot Report (March 2018)
With the support of Council Technology Committee Chair James Vacca and Transportation Committee Chair Ydanis Rodriguez, the Taxi and Limousine Commission unveiled the Vehicle Safety Technology Pilot Program to the public on June 2, 2015.
The Vehicle Safety Technology Pilot is an initiative called for in Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Action Plan, which outlines actions the TLC, Department of Transportation, New York Police Department, other agencies, the public, and the private sector can take to end traffic-related deaths in New York City.
The Commission approved the Vehicle Safety Technology Pilot Resolution on June 19, 2014, and extended the Pilot by a Resolution on February 25, 2016. For more information, please review the Pilot Resolution, which outlines the key terms of the program, as well as the pilot resolution presentation from the June 19, 2014 Commission Meeting.