The Senate released the text of its legislation for development of autonomous vehicles on Thursday. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-South Dakota) and Senator Gary Peters (D-Michigan) said the legislation will be considered at a committee markup next week.
The development in the Senate 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.
Below is a list of key similarities and differences between the House and Senate bills.