U.S. Chamber Releases Automated Vehicle Policy Principles

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 9:00am

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber’s Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) today released Automated Vehicle (AV) policy principles, which prioritize safety while ensuring that the United States remains a global leader in automated vehicle innovation. Representing a whole-of-industry perspective, these principles provide policymakers with an innovation-focused national framework to safely develop, test, and deploy automated vehicles.

“We’ve only begun to scratch the surface, but autonomous vehicles have the vast potential to increase road safety, enhance mobility for the elderly and people with disabilities, and improve our nation’s transportation efficiency,” said Tim Day, senior vice president of C_TEC, the Chamber’s Technology Engagement Center. “To realize this potential, policymakers must take a safety-first and innovation-oriented approach to develop the appropriate policies regulating automated vehicles.”

The policy principles were developed by C_TEC’s Autonomous Vehicle Working Group, a broad and diverse set of 65 leading companies and trade associations, including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), technology companies, transportation network companies, insurers, telecommunications providers, automotive suppliers, trucking, and retail.

The U.S. Chamber will continue to work with U.S. legislators and regulators to ensure America is leading the way in this globally competitive sector.

U.S. Chamber Automated Vehicle Policy Principles:

  • Ensure a safety-first approach to regulating automated vehicles. Learn more.
  • Encourage certainty through clearly delineating state, local, and federal regulatory responsibilities. Learn more.
  • Promote technology and stakeholder-neutrality in testing, deployment, and standards development. Learn more.
  • Support a consensus-based and industry-led approach to advance safe automated vehicle testing. Learn more.
  • Modernize motor vehicle regulations and strengthen the existing exemption process. Learn more.

More information on each of these principles is available here.