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As AV START Act stalls in Senate, consumer groups celebrate and lay out recommendations for future bills

December 21, 2018 |
Maggie Miller
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Consumer advocacy groups expressed relief as the Senate declined to consider the AV START Act among end-of-year bills, with several organizations highlighting the need for federal regulation of self-driving cars while laying out improvements they want to see next year on information technology and safety.

“Objectionable provisions in the AV START Act seriously jeopardized public safety by allowing for the mass sale of potentially millions of driverless cars exempt from current federal safety rules,” Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety...


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