Based on recent activity in Washington, D.C., it is possible that we will see developments this fall related to autonomous vehicles (AV) policy. A letter from key congressional committees seeking comments on AV issues and other developments suggest we may see draft AV legislation after the August recess. Two recent rulemaking notices from the Department of Transportation (DOT) also suggest that we may see changes in federal regulations that could ease restrictions on the use of Automated Driving Systems (ADS). Now is the time for leaders in the industry to work to influence developments in Washington.
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