Policymakers Keep Autonomous Vehicles Bill on Senate’s Radar

Two of the key drivers of autonomous vehicle policy in Congress again touted its potential safety and economic benefits during a hearing with stakeholders.

Sens. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and John Thune (R-S.D.), authors of the most recent legislation pertaining to autonomous vehicles, stressed that the technology could reshape the country’s mobility landscape, boost myriad sectors of the economy, transform access to freight and passenger corridors and assist individuals lacking transportation opportunities.

“One of the most important opportunities we can seize is autonomous vehicle technologies,” said Peters on April 27 during a hearing of the Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight and Ports Subcommittee.