Smart Cities Dive – National transportation leaders and stakeholders joined USDOT for a public listening summit on automated vehicle (AV) policy, centered around the draft AV 3.0 Framework expected to be released as early as summer 2018.
Nextgov – The government needs to make targeted investments in AI to continue the country’s global leadership in the burgeoning industry and prepare Americans for a changing workforce, according to technology experts.
The Hill – Energy companies and their allies want the Trump administration to give them a wide amount of leeway when writing a replacement to the Obama administration’s climate change rule for power plants.
STAT – The CARA 2.0 Act, billed as the sequel to the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of late 2016, would be the most substantive action Congress has taken to address the opioid crisis since President Trump took office.
The New York Times – California's Department of Motor Vehicles said that it was eliminating a requirement for autonomous vehicles to have a person in the driver’s seat to take over in the event of an emergency.
Des Moines Register – Russia is funding articles shared online that question the safety of GMOs in an effort hurt U.S. agriculture interests and bolster its position as the "ecologically clean alternative".