Ariel Wolf’s testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure during its "Road Ahead for Automated Vehicles” hearing was covered by Bloomberg Government, Automotive News, and Reuters on February 2, 2022; The Verge on February 3; The Verge on February 4; Automotive News on February 7; NextGov on February 8; and Repairer Driven News on February 9.
The purpose of the hearing was to provide members of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee with an opportunity to explore the impact of automated vehicle deployment, including automated trucks and buses, on mobility, infrastructure, safety, workforce, and other economic and societal implications or benefits. Mr. Wolf testified on behalf of the Automated Vehicle Industry Association, for which he serves as general counsel. The following is an excerpt from his testimony:
AV technology not only will make our roads safer, but also can transform our transportation system by making it more accessible, efficient, and sustainable. Just last week I visited several AV Industry Association members to see firsthand how this transformation is taking shape. I rode in AVs that are being used to safely navigate the streets of San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami, Pittsburgh, and other cities across the country. I climbed into autonomous trucks that are hauling freight in Texas, New Mexico, and beyond, and that are helping to solve our supply chain crisis and reduce costs to consumers. I saw how zero-occupant electric delivery vehicles are expanding access to fresh food and reducing emissions. To experience AV technology and see its capabilities is to understand the potential for this industry to change our lives for the better.
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