Oct 20, 2017

10/20/2017: Self-driving regulation speeds along

HTML EMBED:
COPY

Right now, states and cities decide if and how they want autonomous vehicles on their streets. The U.S. Senate is considering a measure that would standardize the rules of the road and let automakers sell more cars with self-driving capabilities…

Segments From this episode

Congress' push to get self-driving cars on the road faster

Oct 20, 2017
Sen. John Thune of South Dakota discusses his bill to create national regulations for autonomous vehicles.
A driver presents a Cruising Chauffeur, a hands free self-driving system designed for motorways. 
Alexander Koerner/Getty Images

Right now, states and cities decide if and how they want autonomous vehicles on their streets. The U.S. Senate is considering a measure that would standardize the rules of the road and let automakers sell more cars with self-driving capabilities over the next three years. It’s passed out of committee and will go to a full Senate vote in the coming weeks. The House of Representatives has already passed a different version of the bill. Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, one of the sponsors of the bill, talks with Molly Wood about the legislation.

Listening makes you smarter…
donating makes it all possible.

Our mission is to raise the economic intelligence of the country, exploring the intersection of the economy, tech, and our daily lives. As a nonprofit news organization, we count on your support – now more than ever before.

Secure the future of public service journalism today when you become a Marketplace Investor.