The Association of Global Automakers President and CEO John Bozzella released the following statement after the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation introduced S. 1885, The American Vision for Safer Transportation Through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies Act (AV START Act).

“The remaining frontier in the area of auto safety will be crossed with automated vehicles and systems which can mitigate the 90 percent of auto fatalities attributable to driver impairment and error.  We commend Chairman Thune and Senator Peters for their bipartisan leadership in creating a clear national pathway to bring the safety benefits of automated vehicles to the American public. Global Automakers looks forward to working with Congress to enact legislation to spur innovation and save lives.”