Self-Driving Vehicles

Self-driving vehicles (SDVs) will transform our world – from increased safety and sustainability to providing new mobility options for seniors and people with disabilities.

CTA advocates for a federal framework that removes unnecessary barriers and expedites deployment of SDV technology. Thoughtful public policy and clear and consistent rules will drive this technology forward and keep the United States at the forefront of global SDV development.

Policy priorities:

  • Enact federal legislation to eliminate conflicting laws across the nation.
  • Increase the number of exemptions for Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and broaden eligibility.
  • Update FMVSS that conflict with the concept of a self-driving vehicle.
  • Be technology neutral.
  • Open roads for testing and deployment.