On March 14th, 2018, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Tom Udall (D-NM), and Edward Markey (D-MA) sent a letter to Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Gary Peters (D-MI) outlining their concerns about S. 1885, the “American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies (AV START) Act. The letter stresses the need for the development of safety standards in conjunction with self driving technologies. It also addresses their concerns about public safety and privacy. To see the full text of the letter, click here.
On March 5th, 2018, ASA, along with the Coalition for Future Mobility, sent a letter to Senate Leaders Mitch McConnell and Charles Schumer outlining the importance of Senate Action on the AV START Act. The letter underscores a desire to see the AV START Act brought to the Senate floor for consideration by the Memorial Day recess (April 27th). To see the full text of the letter, click here.
ASA, as part of the “Ad-Hoc HAV Data Access Coalition,” issued a statement for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s automated vehicle public meeting, which will take place on March 1st.
The Coalition is a voluntary group of diverse stakeholders – consumer protection and privacy advocates, vehicle fleet owners, vehicle equipment suppliers and repair facilities, insurance companies and others – united by the common belief that vehicle owners own and control the personal information and vehicle data generated and stored by all motor vehicles.
To read the full text of the letter, please click here.