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E&C Announces Consumer Protection and Commerce Hearing on the Future of Vehicle Technology

May 11, 2021
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) announced today that the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee will hold a fully remote hearing on Tuesday, May 18, at 10:30 a.m. (EDT) on the future of vehicle technology. The hearing is entitled, “Promises and Perils: The Potential of Automobile Technologies.”

“Last year, more than 42,000 people were tragically killed and 4.8 million injured in motor vehicle crashes, marking the largest increase in traffic deaths per vehicle miles traveled in nearly a century,” said Pallone and Schakowsky. “Thankfully, cutting-edge automobile technologies have the potential to save lives and cut down on accidents, if deployed with appropriate safeguards and protections. We’re looking forward to hearing from experts about how we can harness these innovative technologies while improving America’s economic competitiveness, strengthening consumer protections, creating and protecting jobs, and growing wages.” 

This hearing will be conducted remotely via Cisco Webex video conferencing. Members of the public may view the hearing via live webcast accessible on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s website. Please note the webcast will not be available until the hearing begins.

Information for this hearing, including the Committee Memorandum, witnesses, testimony, and a live webcast will be posted HERE as they become available.