Autonomous Vehicles

Advocates’ Statement on AV START Act Senate Commerce Commiteee Markup Victories

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Today, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee voted to advance the American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies Act (AV START Act, S. 1885), a bill that will establish policies and procedures for introducing autonomous vehicles (AVs) into the marketplace for decades to come. 

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Safety Advocates’ and defect victims’ letter to Senate Commerce Committee on Senate AV Bill

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The improvements we recommend will not stop or even slow down the development and deployment of AVs which hold the potential to significantly reduce motor vehicle deaths and injuries.  Rather, these are commonsense proposals that will ensure public safety and industry accountability.

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Press Call and Materials on Senate AV Bill (S. 1885)

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Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) joined a coalition of leading safety and consumer advocates, and survivors and families of victims of dangerous and deadly vehicle defects to call for commonsense safety improvements to the American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies Act (AV START Act, S. 1885).

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Advocates’ Statement on NTSB Tesla Hearing and NHTSA AV Guidelines

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The devastating conclusions of the Board reveal what happens when the government takes a hands-off approach to hands-free driving. This should serve as an urgent alarm to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Congress to take immediate action to regulate autonomous vehicle (AV) technology.

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