House Committee Approves Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation, Refines Safety Exemptions

The first legislation in the United States that would govern the testing, manufacturing and deployment of self-driving vehicles has been unanimously passed by a House of Representatives committee.

The Energy and Commerce Committee on July 27 approved the Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research in Vehicle Evolution Act (H.R. 3388), also known as the “SELF DRIVE Act,” legislation aimed at regulating emerging automated vehicle technologies.