SAFE Urges Federal AV Framework In Senate Hearing Letter

In connection with a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on the development of safety technology for autonomous vehicles (AVs), Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) submitted a letter for the hearing record which calls for the establishment of a federal AV framework as an economic and national security priority.

In the letter, submitted as part of the Committee’s hearing, “Highly Automated Vehicles: Federal Perspectives on the Deployment of Safety Technology,” SAFE President and CEO Robbie Diamond stated that AV technology “presents a significant opportunity to accelerate the market-based adoption of electric vehicles and reduce oil consumption,” in addition to public benefits including improved road safety, reduced traffic congestion and increased accessibility to transport options.

Read the letter.