House Energy and Commerce: Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Meeting Announcement: Disrupter Series: Self-Driving Cars- Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tue, Nov 15, 2016 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: RHOB 2322

The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday, November 15, at 10:30 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Disrupter Series: Self-Driving Cars.”

The Disrupter Series continues next week with a hearing from industry experts about how to bring self-driving vehicles to consumers and businesses alike and what protections should be considered as best practices as guidelines continue to be developed.

Members will explore the potential impact of self-driving cars on driver and roadway safety and how this emerging technology could improve mobility, increase vehicle efficiency, and create new opportunities including economic growth and transportation access for the disabled and underserved communities.

Members will also examine the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy guidance issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in September.

Throughout the last year, the subcommittee’s Disrupter Series has provided an opportunity to better understand how federal policies both help and hinder growth of emerging technologies. The series has helped shaped the drafting of thoughtful, targeted legislation to ensure that policies are modernized for the 21st century and innovation is put first.

Chairman: Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]

Vice Chairman: Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]

Ranking Member: Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]

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