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Posted Oct 21, 10:34AM By Keith Larson
Congress is in the final steps to pass the "American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies Act” or the “AV START Act”.

You should know that if it passes it will increase exponentially the number of self driving cars on our streets without sufficient safeguards for bicyclists.

The League of American Bicyclists prepared a letter opposing AV START bill supported by Adventure Cycling Association, America Walks, Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, League of American Bicyclists, People for Bikes, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership. Georgia Bikes and Bike FAYETTE signed also the petition.

We oppose The AV START Act because:

• It will drastically increase the number of vehicles on our streets which are exempted from federal safety standards. Currently each manufacturer of autonomous vehicles is allowed 2500 exemptions. The AV START Act will allow each manufacturer to sell 80,000 vehicles by year three. (There were 19 manufacturers testing cars in California last year.) The bill will allow manufacturers to disconnect steering wheels, brakes and other safety systems in autonomous mode without any government review and approval.

• The bill does not include a ‘vision test’ to prove these self -driving cars can both detect and respond to bicyclists and pedestrians. The bill does require manufacturers to test the vehicles, but does not say what that test entails, and allows the manufacturers to judge what results ‘pass’ their safety tests. The bill does require manufacturers to send a report of their testing to the National Highway Traffic Safety Agency (NHTSA). However, those safety reports CANNOT be used to deny an exemption from safety regulations.

If you want to learn more, I recommend you read this article: Consumer Groups: 'AV START' Act Exempts Autonomous Vehicles From Too Many Safety Regulations

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/autonomous-vehicles-exempted-safety-regulations,35573.html

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