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CTA Says, New DOT Guidelines Move U.S. Forward on Self-Driving Vehicles

Arlington, VA – October 4, 2018 – 
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA) regarding the U.S. Department of Transportation announcement of Federal Automated Vehicle (AV) Policy 3.0:

"With the new AV 3.0 guidelines, Sec. Elaine L. Chao has focused on road and driver safety while leaving room for industry innovation. This approach will solidify our nation's global leadership in self-driving technologies at a time when other countries are trying to duplicate the United States' success. The promise of self-driving technology should encourage all levels of government to collaborate with industry and stakeholders to educate the public about the benefits the technology offers, save lives on our roads and ease traffic congestion.

"We look forward to working with the Trump Administration in building strong federal leadership to maintain America's position as a global innovation champion."