US Senate Hearing Focuses On Worries About Self-Driving Vehicle Technology

Roll Call reports, concerns about the safety of self-driving vehicle technology and the lack of consumer training in the use of that technology were discussed during a US Senate subcommittee hearing yesterday. In addition, “The head of the key trade association representing U.S. automakers warned lawmakers that the poky adoption of a regulatory framework meant that the U.S. risks falling behind competitors such as China, the European Union, Japan and Korea. ‘We have to do better,’ said Alliance for Automotive Innovation President and CEO John Bozzella, saying the technology will ultimately help reduce accidents caused by driver error. “We have to work with a sense of urgency to reduce highway fatalities and injuries on America’s roadways.’”