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AV Myths and Facts
“In recent weeks, certain U.S. Senators and elements of the auto industry, have insisted the entire future driverless cars is dependent upon swift approval of the AV START Act. The need they claim for speed is so great there’s no time to debate the merits or details of the bill in public, instead the bill must be attached to a must pass piece of legislation such as the FAA reauthorization bill. Failing such measures, these interests say, the entire future of autonomous vehicle technology will pass America by. This is a tall tale made up by DC lobbyists to justify high fees and exaggerated promises made at the beginning of this Congress.”
The Center in AV News
Safety Would Take a Back Seat if Senate Passes Bill on Driverless Cars, Critics Say. Fair Warning. September 13, 2018.
Arizona fatal self-driving Uber accident was avoidable, investigators say. NBC Nightly News. June 22, 2018.
As Elon Musk promises ‘full self-driving,’ experts worry Tesla is ‘using consumers as guinea pigs’. The Washington Post. June 5, 2018.
AVs Don’t Need to Be Regulated Yet, Car Safety Chief Says. The Connected Car. July 17, 2018.
Senators Want to Sneak Safety Exemptions for Self-Driving Cars Into Law. StreetsBlog USA. July 17, 2018.
Driverless-car makers want Congress to free them from state safety standards. The Los Angeles Times. July 11, 2018.
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