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September 13, 2017 10:00 am

Commerce Hearing to Examine the Potential of Self-Driving Trucks

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Robotics/AI

U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled “Transportation Innovation: Automated Trucks and our Nation's Highways” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. The hearing will examine the benefits of automated truck safety technology as well as the potential impacts on jobs and the economy.  Including or excluding trucks, buses, and other heavy duty vehicles has been a topic of discussion in ongoing bipartisan efforts to draft self-driving vehicle legislation.

Witnesses providing testimony will include:
-  Colonel Scott G. Hernandez, Chief, Colorado State Patrol
-  Mr. Troy Clarke, Chief Executive Officer, Navistar
-  Ms. Deborah Hersman, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Safety Council
-  Mr. Chris Spear, President and Chief Executive Officer, the American Trucking Associations

This hearing will take place in Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, full details and a live video of the hearing will be available via