Senators Press USDOT on AV Tech

A group of senators recently asked the U.S. Department of Transportation for an update on efforts to regulate key aspects of autonomous vehicles.

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), chairman of the Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight and Ports subcommittee, led the call for the update from USDOT officials on the federal framework.

Peters, who has introduced a bill that would pave the way for such a regulatory framework, was joined by colleagues in detailing potential benefits related to the emerging technology. Proponents argue that benefits from AV technology include expanding mobility options for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities, as well as reducing driver error.