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The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on September 6 to advance the introduction of autonomous vehicles on the nation’s roads.

Autonomous vehicles are the next defining chapter for the automotive industry. Recognizing the transformational nature of autonomous vehicle technology, the House legislation seeks to balance innovation and safeguards.

The House bill, HR 3388, will permit an increase in the number of autonomous vehicles that may be deployed and prohibits states from enacting rules that conflict with federal standards.

Meanwhile, Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Chairman John Thune (R-SD), along with ranking minority member Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI), are drafting the Senate’s proposal for regulating autonomous vehicles. In June, the trio circulated a set of guiding principles with an emphasis on safety, innovation and the differing roles of state and federal government.

The U. S. Tire Manufacturers Association USTMA will continue to monitor legislative efforts to regulate autonomous vehicles for potential effects on tire manufacturers.

Published in the October 2017 Edition of American Recycler News