April 22, 2021

Bloomberg and the Verge Quote Ariel Wolf on Proposed Legislation Seeking to Allow Thousands More Autonomous Vehicles

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On April 22, 2021, Ariel Wolf was quoted in Bloomberg and the Verge on proposed legislation that would allow U.S. automakers to sell as many as 80,000 self-driving cars apiece each year.

According to the articles, the measure seeks to provide U.S. safety regulators the authority to exempt tens of thousands of vehicles from requirements to have traditional controls for human drivers. The lawmakers backing the legislation want the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to be able to exempt 15,000 self-driving vehicles per manufacturer from human-driving safety standards, a number that would rise to 80,000 within three years. Currently, an automaker can produce 2,500 of the vehicles for testing only.

Wolf said the amendment “will pave the way for AV technology to save lives, unlock new economic and mobility opportunities, and promote American leadership and innovation in this globally competitive arena.”