WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee Chairman Bob Latta (R-OH) released the following statement after today’s announcement from the U.S. Department of Transportation on self-driving cars.
“The House took strong, bipartisan action to pass the SELF DRIVE Act and pave the way for self-driving cars and advanced collision avoidance technologies. We are pleased that Secretary Chao shares our commitment to safety, innovation, and ensuring America is a leader in this growing industry. We urge the Senate to act so we can quickly get self-driving vehicle legislation to the president’s desk and signed into law,” said Walden and Latta.
The SELF DRIVE Act passed the House by voice vote last week. It would improve the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s ability to adapt federal safety standards to this emerging technology, and clarify federal and state roles with respect to self-driving cars.