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December 4, 2017

Driverless car bill hits Senate speed bump

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Robotics/AI

The Hill – A driverless car bill that had been speeding through the Senate hit a speed bump in the upper chamber this week.

The measure was set up under a fast-track process with the hopes of getting it over the finish line this year, but multiple senators are blocking the legislation from moving forward.

Bill sponsors hope to iron out some of the kinks over the next few weeks, but it's unclear whether major sticking points, such as concerns over safety and trucks being excluded from the legislation, can be easily resolved. The Senate is also facing a tight timeline and daunting to-do list before the end of this year, including spending bills and a major tax overhaul.

Read more at The Hill.

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