for Autonomous Vehicle Policy
"The more miles that autonomous vehicles travel—on different roads, in different environments, and under various weather conditions—the more quickly their safety improves."
Exemptions allow companies to think outside the traditional vehicle box and produce safer and more fuel efficient and diverse fleets.
Although China has yet to pass autonomous vehicle (AV) legislation, behind the scenes Chinese lawmakers are moving to adopt uniform standards on AV testing to prepare for eventual widespread commercialization.
Federal preemption is the key provision of the Senate's autonomous vehicle legislation.
The release of the Senate's autonomous vehicle bill comes on the heels of the House overwhelmingly passing AV legislation during the summer. AVs are expected to significantly reduce traffic accidents, improve fuel efficiency, and increase access to transportation for the blind, the elderly, and the disabled.
Lawmakers are tackling AV issues such as federal preemption, safety standards, and exemptions for automakers, among other key concerns.
Legislators are concerned with balancing safety and innovation, while helping industry accelerate the development and deployment of AVs on U.S. roadways.
The absence of federal policy on autonomous vehicles is now at the point where it’s beginning to be problematic: The state-by-state regulatory patchwork that many stakeholders have cautioned against has materialized.
Instead of building its own autonomous cars, Lyft is forming partnerships to help it gain an advantage in the self-driving arena.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed autonomous vehicle (AV) legislation on Thursday that ensures uniform regulations across the state. It also promises to bring critical testing and deployment to Colorado.