US Senate Transportation Committee approves AV START Act

US Senate Transportation Committee approves AV START Act

The US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation yesterday (4 October) approved the AV START Act – a bill which focused on “efforts to improve roadway safety through the deployment of self-driving vehicles”. The bill – whose full title is “S. 1885, The American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies”- now includes new wording to establish a balance between federal and state laws affecting self-driving vehicles.

In a statement issued by the Transportation Committee, Senator John Thune, the chairman of the committee and lead Republican sponsor of The AV START Act, said: “Today’s vote underscores the bipartisan desire to move ahead with self-driving vehicle technology.

“The safety and economic benefits of self-driving vehicles are too critical to delay.”

Senator Gary Peters, the lead Democrat sponsor of the bill, added: “Self-driving vehicles will make transformative changes to improve mobility, reduce accidents and enhance safety for millions of travelers on our roads.”

 

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Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor is the Editor of Triangle’s Mail & Express Review Magazine and the www.postandparcel.info portal. Ian has been a business journalist for almost 30 years, editing and writing for a wide range of magazines and newspapers with a particular focus on the transport and logistics industries.

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