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#SubDCCP to Examine Automated Technology in Self-Driving Cars


Members Will Explore the Benefits of Crash Avoidance Technologies Including Its Ability to Save Lives, Reduce Traffic, and Increase Mobility

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, chaired by Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH), today announced a hearing for Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Self-Driving Cars: Levels of Automation.”

Advanced driver assistance systems and crash avoidance technologies have been on the market for over a decade. These safety technologies are reducing crashes, improving driver awareness, and laying the groundwork for fully-autonomous driving.  Next week, members will take another look at self-driving cars, exploring the different levels of vehicle automation and how today’s driver assistance systems are making roads safer.  Members will also examine how crash avoidance systems are being deployed and how they are building consumer confidence in automated driving systems.

“Next week’s hearing allows members to explore the benefits of automated technology in self-driving cars and learn how this innovation is keeping drivers safe, decongesting roadways, and reducing crashes,” said Chairman Latta. “I look forward to learning how crash avoidance systems are implemented and the direct impact this has on improving safety and traffic flow. Understanding the various levels of vehicle automation is important to recognizing the full potential of self-driving cars, and next week’s witnesses will provide a detailed account of how these technologies are changing lives for the better.                   

The Majority Memorandum, witness list, and witness testimony for the hearing will be available here as they are posted.

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