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Autonomous vehicle technology (AVT) is garnering a lot of attention

Autonomous vehicle technology (AVT) is garnering a lot of attention, and its hypothetical impact on society will very soon be a reality.  Earlier in September the House of Representatives passed H.R.3388 - SELF DRIVE Act laying the framework for AVT regulation.  That bill, now in the Senate, was the subject of a recent Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on the future of self-driving vehicles and the impact of AVT on the commercial vehicle industry. (Video of Hearing). Topics discussed include recent innovation and the positive impact on safety, the need for a comprehensive federal regulatory framework, and the potential impact each stage of AVT could have on jobs and the economy, specifically commercial trucking jobs.