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U.S. multi-group releases an outline of autonomous vehicle legislation

by:Yisheng      2021-06-07

On November 30th, consumer and car safety advocates in the United States issued a self-driving car legislation outline, urging the federal legislature to use the framework as a guide to ensure public safety, and make safety, fairness/accessibility/ Sustainability is the top priority. The groups that make up this diverse coalition include the Highway and Auto Safety Advocacy Association, the Center for Disability Rights, American Transportation, Consumer Reports, and other stakeholders.



It is reported that in this self-driving car legislation outline, the alliance emphasizes a set of principles, including:


1. Require all levels of autonomous vehicles to 'must comply with comprehensive and strict federal standards' to solve known and foreseeable safety issues;


2. Ensure that safety and performance data are provided to major stakeholders;


3. Ensure that everyone, especially the elderly and the disabled, can access barrier-free services;


4. Maintain the rights of consumers and workers;


5. Let the federal government manage the performance of these vehicles, but leave the operation and management rights to the states to ensure local control of the vehicles;


6. Provide guidance to the U.S. Department of Transportation to comprehensively study how autonomous vehicles will affect the transportation system and the environment.


The principle also stated that the U.S. Department of Transportation and NHTSA will also carry out other actions, such as issuing federal safety standards, stipulating that all vehicles must be equipped with appropriate technologies to obtain all the necessary self-driving cars when driving on the road. Data, and require manufacturers to provide safety and performance data of test vehicles and systems, including critical safety events such as collisions.



For a long time, the 'Highway and Car Safety Advocacy Committee' composed of consumers, medical, public health and safety groups, and insurance companies have believed that when Congress considers all autonomous vehicle legislation, 'common sense guarantees Measures' must be part of it. As of the afternoon of November 30, no car manufacturer or technology company that is investing in autonomous driving technology has become a supporter of the alliance, and the leader of the organization is hoping to initiate a dialogue with vehicle manufacturers.

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