Emerging Transportation Technologies, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies of the Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, May 18, 2017 [open pdf - 1MB]
This testimony compilation is from the May 18, 2017 hearing, "Emerging Transportation Technologies," before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies of the Committee on Appropriations. From the opening statement of Subcommittee Chairman Mario Diaz-Balart: "Last year, there were over 40,000 deaths from auto accidents and ninety percent of those were due to human error. By removing this human factor, automated vehicles could one day save tens of thousands of lives every year. It is difficult to fathom what an incredible achievement that would be. On the unmanned aircraft side, it appears that the future is already with us. The promise of drone technology is already beginning to transform our day-to-day lives. Together we need to figure out how to support innovation in our skies, while maintaining the world-class safety record of our airspace. To realize the benefits of these technologies, we must strike a balance between promoting private innovation and protecting public interest. These disruptive technologies offer a world of new possibilities, but the safety of the American people must come first." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Nidhi Karla, Mykel Kochenderfer, David Strickland, and Brian Wynne.
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