Federal Standard on Autonomous Vehicle Technology is Needed, Says US Congressman

Congress needs to ensure autonomous vehicle technology operates under a national directive instead of a patchwork of guidelines from the states, a key House authorizer said Sept. 13.

Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio), sponsor of House-passed legislation on autonomous vehicles, emphasized the urgency in having Congress agree on a national road map on policy for autonomous cars and trucks. Such a roadmap would help improve safety and enhance freight connectivity, he argued.