January 26, 2018 – The legislative logjam preventing the Senate’s autonomous vehicle policy legislation from going to the floor is lifting. Now just two “holds” remain: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).
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January 19, 2018 – In contrast to the full-throated support of autonomous vehicles from some legislators and her colleagues, Transportation Secretary Chao presented a rather nuanced view of the technology during her keynote speech at the Detroit Auto Show on January 14.
December 21, 2017 – The automated vehicle (AV) legislation in Congress has been put in park until next year, despite being in the fast lane for the past several months. Confronted with limited floor time and a number of concerns raised during Sen. John Thune’s (R-SD) attempt to hotline the bill, AV START (S.
December 8, 2017 – On November 30, Sen. John Thune (R-SD) initiated the “hotline” process for his and Sen.
December 8, 2017 – On December 5, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) unveiled its 5-year agenda for researching the potential benefits of vehicle automation for public transit. Dubbed the Strategic Transit Automation Research (STAR) Plan, it will serve as a guide for the agency and transit stakeholders through FY 2022.
November 21, 2017 -A recent report from the R Street Institute (RSI) explores the challenges of automotive cybersecurity as well as the roles of public and private sector entities in protecting consumers.
Monday, October 30 – House Homeland Security – field hearing on physical security and cybersecurity at U.S. ports – 1:30 p.m., 2nd floor of the Port of Los Angeles Administration Building, 424 S. Palos Verdes Street, San Pedro. CA.
October 4, 2017- Earlier today, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee voted to advance S. 1885, the AV START Act. The bill was drafted in a bipartisan process led by John Thune (R-SD) and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), who have been working in earnest with committee members and stakeholders throughout this year.
October 3, 2017 — In advance of tomorrow’s Senate Commerce markup, ETW has obtained and summarized the text of 64 amendments filed to AV START…
September 28, 2017 – Today, Senate Commerce Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced their long-awaited bill that may become the nation’s first laws for automated vehicles (AVs).
Although USDOT’s new voluntary guidance is focused on manufacturers, it addresses many of the questions that the transportation and city planning sectors – and society at large – have been asking: will AVs be capable of safe operation? How will humans interact with them? Are cybersecurity risks being addressed?
On September 8, the Senate Commerce Committee circulated a preliminary draft of a bill that could create the nation’s first-ever laws around autonomous vehicles. ETW compares this draft with the SELF DRIVE Act recently passed by the House.
September 5, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. – Congress returns to the nation’s capital today (the House at 2 p.m.; the Senate at 3 p.m.) for a busy month’s work. The House is scheduled to vote on omnibus FY 2018 appropriations, the first tranche of FY 2017 relief for areas flooded by Hurricane Harvey, and the first federal legislation regulating autonomous vehicles this week. Later this month, the House may take up legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration.
July 27, 2017 | 9:00am Late last night, the House Energy & Commerce Committee (E&C) released the text of the self-driving vehicle legislation that will be marked up by the full committee at 10:00am today. This follows the unanimous approva… Sorry – you don’t have access to this item.
July 20, 2017 – On July 19, the Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee (DCCP) of House Energy & Commerce (E&C) met for a markup of what may become the nation’s first laws around self-driving technology.
July 18 2017 – The House and Senate are taking big steps on autonomous vehicle legislation this week, while the House Appropriations Committee has provided $100 million towards AV research.
June 23, 2017- A House subcommittee will hold a hearing next week on a package of bills dealing with autonomous vehicles which appear to have a broad base of support.
June 16, 2017 – ETW has examined the new bipartisan Senate Commerce principles on autonomous vehicle legislation to identify where they may align with the proposals being considered by the House – they are displayed side-by-side below.
June 9, 2017 – This week ETW obtained a summary of the 16 bills on automated vehicles (AVs) that House Energy & Commerce Republicans are currently considering.
June 9, 2017 – The U.S.