Akin Gump published a client alert on the release of a partial discussion draft of autonomous vehicle legislation and a hearing unveiling guiding principles for future AV legislation. These developments may indicate a desire at the federal level to develop the laws, regulations and policies needed to spur the wider-scale testing and deployment of AVs. Last month, the two committees with jurisdiction over AV policy revealed three draft sections of a pending federal AV bill. Earlier this month, the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing regarding the deployment of safety technology for AVs. The Committee sought input from the Department of Transportation and the National Transportation Safety Board to help inform the legislation. To read the full alert, please click here.
25 Nov '19