Global Automakers submitted the attached statement for the record for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing titled “Paving the Way for Self-Driving Vehicles."

Global Automakers continues to support a consistent national approach to automated vehicle (AV) policy that clarifies the respective roles of federal, state and local governments. Preempting state laws and regulations that prescribe AV design and performance standards will spur the pace of development, testing, and commercialization of this emerging technology. We commend Chairman Thune, Ranking Member Nelson, Senator Peters and the Committee for their work to create a uniform pathway for the deployment of these life-saving vehicles.