Industry Urges Congress To Take the Lead in Autonomous Vehicle Regulation

Google, Lyft, General Motors and other automakers testified before the Senate yesterday, asking Congress to remove barriers in the way of autonomous vehicle development.  Google stressed that a framework for regulation on autonomous vehicles is needed to avoid conflicting state laws.  Conversely, Congress also heard testimony from various sources cautioning against rushing new technology to the roads due to safety concerns.  Automakers testified, however,  that autonomous vehicles will make roads safer and the environment greener.

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