US Senators Seek to Break Stalemate on Self-Driving Car Bill
The office of Republican Senator John Thune and Democratic Senator Gary Peters released a draft this week of a revised bill which is expected to break a legislative stalemate on the self-driving car legislation.
The US House had already unanimously approved a measure in September 2017, but was stalled in the Senate for over a year. It is said that a key sticking point has been whether the measure would limit the ability of companies to compel binding arbitration for consumers using autonomous vehicles.
Under the revised draft, manufacturers would be required to validate that self-driving vehicles can detect all road users, as well as provide additional reports of potential safety issues involving vehicles equipped with systems like Tesla Inc’s Autopilot that handle some driving tasks.