Congress wants the help of the self-driving car industry to prepare a new AV bill

Congress calls on stakeholders in the self-driving car industry to re-support their efforts to draft a bill to speed up the acceptance of autonomous vehicles and to introduce a regulatory framework, according to a new letter from The edge.


The House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Commerce Committee work together to create a two-part, two-chambered & # 39; self-driving car bill & # 39; according to the letter. The letter encourages stakeholders to provide feedback on a variety of issues related to autonomous vehicles, including cyber security, privacy, access for the disabled and extension of testing for committees.

"The purpose of this request is to be as inclusive as possible," the letter says. It is not clear how many groups received the request for feedback, but lawmakers said they were in contact with both the automotive industry and safety groups.

"Currently, several countries are investigating regulations that will shape the future of autonomous vehicles, and the US is in danger of losing its leadership in this life-saving, life-changing technology, so we urge Congress to continue this year this year." said a spokesman for the automobile manufacturers alliance said after the announcement.

Last year the House approved the SELF-MANAGEMENT LAW, but the additional law in the Senate, the AV START law, not succeeded. Senate Democrats refused to support the measure due to the lack of security protection. The two committees hope to build on what they have achieved in both legislative proposals, but because Democrats will remain in control of the House this time, additional security and cyber security language is likely to be included.

"We are at a critical moment in the development of self-driving technology," Republican E&C leaders wrote earlier this spring, in which the committee is requested to resume the AV legislation this session. "We have the ability to support life-saving technology, create mobility benefits for many communities and American jobs, and support innovation against growing foreign competition."

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