US Congress Seeks to Revive Stalled AV Bill
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 Reuters. Committees 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.