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Hearing on “Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation,” Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection (June 27, 2017)

Date: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 10:00am
Location: 
2123 Rayburn House Office Building

The Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection held a hearing on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection will hold a hearing titled “Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation.” 

 

Livestream

 

Key Documents

Memorandum from Ranking Member Pallone to the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection

Opening Statement of Ranking Member Pallone as prepared for delivery

 

Legislation

H.R. __, Let NHTSA Enforce Autonomous Vehicle Driving Regulations (LEAD’R) Act, To amend section 30103 of title 49, United States Code, to establish sole authority for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over the regulation of highly automated vehicles, and for other purposes. 

H.R. __, Practical Automated Vehicle Exemptions Act,To amend section 30113 of title 49, To amend section 30113 of title 49, United States Code, to increase the annual number of vehicles that may be exempted for the development of new vehicle safety features, and for other purposes. 

H.R. __, Renewing Opportunities for Automated Vehicle Development Act, To amend section 30113 of title 49, United States Code, to increase the period for vehicles that may be exempted for the development of new vehicle safety features, and for other purposes. 

H.R. __, Expanding Exemptions to Enable More Public Trust Act, To amend section 30113 of title 49, United States Code to establish new exemptions for motor vehicle safety standards. 

H.R. __, Maximizing Opportunities for Research and the Enhancement of Automated Vehicles Act, To amend title 49, United States Code, to expand the exemption from the motor vehicle safety standards for testing or evaluation purposes to cover manufacturers of highly automated vehicles and automated driving systems, and for other purposes. 

H.R. __, Increasing Information and Notification to Foster Openness Regarding Automated Vehicle Matters to States Act, To amend title 49, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Transportation to notify States of exemptions of highly automated vehicles from the Federal motor vehicle safety standards, and for other purposes. 

H.R. __, Disability Mobility Advisory Council Act, To establish in the Department of Transportation a Disability Mobility Advisory Council to make recommendations regarding advancing mobility access for the disabled community with respect to the testing and deployment of automated driving systems. 

H.R. __, Improving Mobility Access for Underserved Populations and Senior Citizens Advisory Council Act, To establish in the Department of Transportation an Advisory Council for Improving Mobility Access for Underserved Populations and Senior Citizens. 

H.R. __, Automated Driving System Cybersecurity Advisory Council, To establish in the Department of Transportation an Automated Driving System Cybersecurity Advisory Council make recommendations regarding cybersecurity framework for the testing, deployment, and updating of automated driving systems. 

H.R. __, Sharing Automated Vehicle Records with Everyone for Safety Act, To establish an advisory committee on highly automated vehicles, and for other purposes. 

H.R. __, Highly Automated Vehicle Pre-Market Approval Reduces Opportunities for More People to Travel Safely Act, To prohibit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from requiring pre-market approval of vehicle types or designs for highly automated vehicles, and for other purposes.  

H.R. __, Guarding Automakers Against Unfair Advantages Reported in Public Documents Act, To amend subchapter II of chapter 301 of part A of subtitle VI of title 49, United States Code, to require the treatment of information related to highly automated vehicles as confidential business information, and for other purposes. 

H.R. __, Managing Government Efforts to Minimize Autonomous Vehicle Obstruction Act, To direct the Federal Trade Commission and the Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to enter into a memorandum of understanding on the regulation and oversight of highly automated vehicles with respect to privacy and cybersecurity. 

H.R. __, Designating Each Car’s Automation Level Act, To amend section 32302 of title 49, United States Code, to require information on highly automated driving systems to be included on stickers placed on motor vehicles by their manufacturers, and for other purposes. 

 

Witnesses

Mitch Bainwol

President and CEO

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers

Testimony

 

John Bozzella

President and CEO

Global Automakers

Testimony 

 

Tim Day

Senior Vice President

Chamber Technology Engagement Center

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Testimony 

 

Alan Morrison

Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law

George Washington University Law School

Testimony 

 

The Honorable David L. Strickland

Counsel

Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets and Partner

Venable LLP

Testimony 

 

Will Wallace

Policy Analyst

Consumers Union

Testimony