"We look forward to continue working with Members on both sides of the aisle in the House and the Senate to enhance auto safety and expanded mobility that will further solidify USA innovation and leadership".
The newly passed bill is created to accelerate the timeframe for allowing self-driving vehicles to be on the roads for testing without humans behind the wheel. It also instructs NHTSA to develop new standards for self-driving cars. Per the bill, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will still be tasked with setting regulations for the manufacturing of self-driving vehicles. "I am especially proud that my bill, the ACCESS Act, has been included in this important legislative package. We kept our heads down".
"With this legislation, innovation can flourish without the heavy hand of government", said Ohio Republican Bob Latta, who chairs the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee that developed the legislation. A similar bill was already circulating in the upper chamber and could be put up for a vote yet this week.
Current federal rules bar self-driving cars without human controls on USA roads and automakers think proposed state rules in California are too restrictive. The issue has gained a sense of urgency after a rise of deadly crashes in recent years following a period of decline.
Companies including Waymo, GM, Ford Motor Co (F.N), Uber Technologies Inc UBER.UL, Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) and others are aggressively pursuing automated vehicle technologies. This bill also includes regulations on cyber security to prevent things like vehicle hacking from occurring.
Wade Newton, senior director of communications for the Auto Alliance, an industry lobbying group, says exempting the vehicles would speed development of beneficial new transportation technologies.
Safety advocates have raised red flags.
The legislation would allow up to 25,000 self-driving vehicles to be released onto public roads within the first year of enactment, and allow gradually allow a total of 100,000 vehicles within three years.
Meanwhile, some consumer groups have sought additional safeguards.
There are unresolved regulatory, safety and government funding issues, but the bill passed easily by voice vote on Tuesday, and its progress through Congress is widely supported.
Several users on Instagram are already seeing an option to share their images or Stories to Facebook , as Mashable reports . Following its success on Instagram , Facebook quickly baked Stories into its other apps, including WhatsApp and Messenger.
The European Court of Justice has rejected efforts by Hungary and Slovakia to stay out of an EU scheme meant to relocate refugees. Some 54,000 are now due to be taken from camps in Turkey, which lowers the total figure to be relocated from Greece and Italy.
Just when Wales needed something special, Ben Woodburn once again came up with the goods through a stunning run and cross. Moldova at home, hopefully we can get a win there and then it's all to play for against Wales ". "It's been good fun".
Lucasfilm are dead serious when it comes to the Star Wars movies and wants to make sure everything is flawless . The statement concluded: "We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon".
Vermont's Pacific Islander students performed worse than other students in the state but above average for their racial group. They reflect specific skills "that can be taught in a relatively short time", not years of study, Chyten said.
Officials warned that pets should not be taken to animal shelters with the idea that they can board there during the storm. Pets will arrive September 16 and the no-kill shelter is also taking donations for food to be sent back down to the south.
Manfred said there is no rule against sign stealing, but the rule violated is the prohibited use of electronic equipment. The Sox claim that the NY team uses a camera from its in-house TV network (YES) specifically for this task.
He declared a statewide state of emergency and activated 100 Florida National Guard members to help with storm preparations. The hurricane could reach Puerto Rico as early as Wednesday afternoon before making its way toward the continental US.
Keselowski wins fourth Xfinity race at Richmond
Even Brad Keselowski , sixth in the standings with a 14.2 average finish, can't seem to make the jump from the top-10 to top-5s. As Matt Kenseth didn't get a second radiator, Earnhardt will not get another shot at a NASCAR Cup Series championship.
Three Hurricanes at once: Irma, Jose and Katia
Warm water is fuel for hurricanes and Irma was moving over water that was 1.8 degrees warmer than normal. A hurricane watch is in effect from Cabo Rojo to Laguna Verde, the National Hurricane Center said .
New Meghalaya BJP poll in-charge
He further criticised Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for celebrating his best administrator award given by news magazine. Some defecting legislators are expected to join the BJP in Shah's presence.
Terror funding case: NIA raids 11 places in J&K, NCR
Hardline senior separatist leader, Syed Ali Geelani continues to be under house arrest in his uptown Hyderpora residence. Lawyers in the valley have made a decision to stay away from courts till Qayoom returned from Delhi.
Syrian government has used sarin gas on civilians
The coalition has repeatedly emphasized that it takes extensive precautions before launching any strike that may affect civilians. The report is based on information retrieved from satellite images, video, photos, medical records, and more than 300 interviews.
House passes $7.9bn Hurricane Harvey aid package
Ryan voted against the emergency aid package to fund the response, misleadingly claiming it was laden with "non-Sandy expenses". The House is expected to pass almost $8 billion in funds for Harvey Wednesday morning without a debt-limit vote attached.
Hurricane gas prices impact Labor Day travel
Areas in California and their current gas price climate: Stockton- $2.99/g, up 12.4 cents per gallon from last week's $2.86/g. The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 42 cents, from a low of $2.42 to a high of $2.84.
More than 100 hikers rescued amid wildfires in Oregon
The Eagle Creek Fire is roughly 3,200 acres and has crept further west over Buck Point and toward the Eagle Creek campground, U.S. He says 14 hikers were brought out and returned to Eagle Creek and three hikers were rescued by National Guard helicopter .
Hudson reps blast Trump over DACA phase-out plan
A group that supports the program in Arizona is using a community summit this weekend to hold a session on DACA and reapplying. I know I can be deported tomorrow. "This is our home", Platas said.