Coalition Calls on Congress to Assure Safe AV Testing
Dec. 4, 2019—The Coalition for Future Mobility called on Congress to pass legislation that will assure the safe testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles.
The coalition includes nearly 50 different groups representing American seniors, people with disabilities, safety and environmental advocates, and the automotive and technology industries. With no federal regulations specifically governing highly automated vehicles, more than 30 states and municipalities have passed rules for self-driving vehicles.
According to government data, 94-96 percent of all crashes are caused by human choice or error. Autonomous vehicle technology could help save lives by preventing many crashes.
Autonomous vehicles also provide the opportunity to increase the independence and mobility of those who cannot drive, including veterans with disabilities, the blind and older Americans.