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Self-Driving Coalition Statement On Secretary Chao’s Announcement To Begin Comments On Latest Autonomous Vehicle Policy Update

Washington -- Today, Secretary Chao announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will solicit comment requests ahead of the next autonomous vehicle policy update. In response, the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets issued the following statement from general counsel and former NHTSA Administrator David Strickland:

“Fully self-driving vehicles hold the potential to save thousands of lives lost on our roads every year so we applaud Secretary Chao and the U.S. Department of Transportation for wasting no time in taking the next regulatory step toward the self-driving future. The Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets supports NHTSA efforts to address key safety standards and enable innovative redesigns of fully self-driving (Level 4 and Level 5) vehicles, which need not require controls for human operation. We look forward to continue working with Secretary Chao and other federal agencies in pursuit of the right policy solutions to bring the vision of self-driving to America’s roads.”

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