The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the introduction H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act in the U.S. House of Representatives:
"Lawmakers in the House have missed a key opportunity to show U.S. leadership on self-driving vehicles (SDVs). House Democrats called their infrastructure bill ‘The Moving Forward Act’ – but without provisions advancing self-driving vehicle technology, the bill leaves the U.S. standing still on transportation innovation, while the rest of the world moves forward. To the contrary – this bill would make it more difficult to use SDVs in public transit.
“Self-driving technology will boost our economy, save lives, help seniors and those with disabilities and lead to even better contactless delivery services. But politics continues to throttle any legislative progress on this pivotal technology. We hope the Senate will include provisions in its own infrastructure package that move our country closer to fully realizing self-driving technology and saving thousands of lives on American roads.”