The First Major U.S. Bill on Self-Driving Cars Just Got House Committee Approval

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A bill that will introduce breakthrough legislation in support of autonomous vehicle technology just received approval from the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee.Click to View Full InfographicIt’s the first significant federal legislation on self-driving cars, and it is designed to facilitate the deployment of driverless vehicles while preventing states from blocking such efforts.“Our aim was to develop a regulatory structure that allows for industry to safely innovate with significant government oversight,” U.S. congressman Greg Walden, chair of said committee, told Reuters.Concretely, the bill would allow car manufacturers to put up to 25,000 autonomous vehicles on the roads in the first year of deployment. Over three years, that number would increase to a 100,000 annual cap. These vehicles would not be required to meet existing car safety standards.

Source: The First Major U.S. Bill on Self-Driving Cars Just Got House Committee Approval

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