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U.S. Senate to Hold Hearing on AVs

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Nov. 14, 2019—The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee will hold a Nov. 20 hearing on the testing and deployment of self-driving vehicles, according to a report by Reuters.

The hearing will include National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) chairman Robert Sumwalt, acting NHTSA official James Owens, and top U.S. Transportation Department policy official Joel Szabat.

Some in Congress have raised concerns about the lack of NHTSA oversight of self-driving car software systems before they are deployed for testing. In July, GM’s self-driving unit, Cruise, said it was delaying commercial deployment of cars past its target of 2019, saying more testing was required.

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