- Title: U.S. House unanimously approves sweeping self-driving car measure
- Date: 6th September 2017
- Summary: PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 13, 2016) (FILE REUTERS) CARNEGIE MELLON'S ROBOTICS INSTITUTE 'TEAM NAVLAB' VEHICLES/ COMPUTER-CONTROLLED VEHICLES FOR AUTOMATED AND ASSISTED DRIVING MAN PULLING LAPTOP FROM THE REAR OF NAVLAB 11, A ROBOTIC JEEP WRANGLER WITH SENSORS FOR SHORT-RANGE AND MID-RANGE OBSTACLE DETECTION UBER CAR WITH AUTONOMOUS DRIVING TECHNOLOGY DRIVING THROUGH TROY HILL AREA
- Embargoed: 20th September 2017 19:11
- Keywords: self-driving cars cars autos House of Representatives Republican Representative Greg Walden Democratic Representative Earl Blumenauer
- Location: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES / PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES
- City: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES / PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Lawmaking,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0026XGMUKN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:EDITORS NOTE: FOR MORE FILE VIDEO OF SELF-DRIVING CARS, PLEASE SEE EDIT 2251-USA-SELFDRIVING
The U.S. House unanimously approved on Wednesday (September 6) a sweeping proposal to speed the deployment of self-driving cars without human controls and bar states from blocking autonomous vehicles.
The bill now goes to the Senate and would allow automakers to obtain exemptions to deploy up to 25,000 vehicles without meeting existing auto safety standards in the first year, a cap that would rise to 100,000 vehicles annually over three years.
Automakers and technology companies including General Motors Co and Alphabet Inc's self-driving unit Waymo have been pushing for new federal rules making it easier to deploy self-driving technology.
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