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U.S. Lawmakers Bring AV Regulation Forward

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April 29, 2021—U.S. Sens. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) are working on legislation to support and regulate autonomous vehicle development.

Transport Topics reports that legislation at the committee level will raise the profile of autonomous vehicles. The lawmakers stressed the safety implications of taking driver error out of the equation.

“It has potential to greatly reduce the average of more than 40,000 traffic fatalities on our nation’s roadways each year,” Thune said during a committee hearing.

No bill has made it out of committee yet.

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