US Congress Seeks to Revive Stalled AV Bill

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July 31, 2019—Two committees in the U.S. Congress said on Tuesday they will revive efforts to pass stalled legislation to speed the adoption of self-driving cars, according to ReutersCommittees included the House Energy and Commerce Committee and senate Commerce Committee.

They sent automakers, safety groups and others a request for input and said they were working on a “bipartisan and bicameral basis to develop a self-driving car bill.” The letter sought input by Aug. 23 on a variety of issues including federal rules - both current or new - testing, privacy, disability access, cybersecurity, consumer education and crash data.

Automakers must currently meet nearly 75 auto safety standards, many of them written under the assumption that a licensed driver would be able to control the vehicle using traditional controls.


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