U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled, “Highly Automated Vehicles: Federal Perspectives on the Deployment of Safety Technology,” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. The hearing will examine the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Transportation Safety Board’s perspectives on the safe testing and deployment of highly automated vehicles, otherwise referred to as autonomous vehicles (AVs), self-driving vehicles, or driverless vehicles. Witnesses will discuss recommendations for realizing the potential safety, mobility, and efficiency benefits of AVs. Witnesses:
The Honorable Robert Sumwalt, Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board
The Honorable Joel Szabat, Acting Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation
Dr. James Owens, Acting Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
*Witness list subject to change
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
This hearing will take place in the Hart Senate Office Building 216. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.