Issue / Automated Vehicles

Senate Commerce Convenes Field Hearing at Washington Auto Show

January 26, 2018 On January 24, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a field hearing at the Washington...

Senate Inches Toward Unanimous Consent on AV START

January 26, 2018 Two months after Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee chairman John Thune (R-SD) initiated the...

USDOT Launches New Data Initiative to Predict (and Maybe Prevent) Fatal Crashes

January 19, 2018 Data, as the saying goes, is the new oil. The private sector is constantly collecting and processing data to...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of January 22, 2018

(The House of Representatives is not in session this week, so no hearings. And if there is a government shutdown, that may interfere...

Chao Reflects on Challenges for AVs at Detroit Auto Show

January 19, 2018 Over a dozen politicians and federal government officials descended on Detroit earlier this week for the opening...

USDOT Moving Forward with AV Policy 3.0, Including Truck and Bus Automation

January 12, 2018 At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced...

5 Federal AV Policy Developments to Watch in 2018

January 11, 2018 Automakers and tech firms launched a number of automated vehicle (AV) pilot programs in earnest last year, setting...

Upcoming Capitol Hill Events – January 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation - full committee field hearing on "Driving Automotive...

Autonomous Vehicle Bills Stuck in Park Until 2018

December 21, 2017 The automated vehicle (AV) legislation in Congress has been put in park until next year, despite being in the fast...

How Automated Vehicle Technology Can Help People With Disabilities

The rise of automated vehicle technology brings with it the potential to offer increased independence to people with disabilities by...

Republican, Democratic Senators Voice Concerns on AV START

December 8, 2017 On November 30, Sen. John Thune (R-SD) initiated the "hotline" process for his and Sen. Gary Peters’ (D-MI)...

FTA Launches 5-Year Research Initiative for Transit Automation

December 8, 2017 On December 5, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) unveiled its 5-year agenda for researching the potential...

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