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Global Automakers Testifies in Opposition to Massachusetts AV Proposals

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April 13, 2017

Global Automakers submitted written testimony to the Massachusetts Joint Transportation Committee's hearing to examine a range of automated vehicle (AV) proposals currently before the legislature. Global Automakers opposes any legislation that creates a patchwork of separate state laws establishing inconsistent design and performance criteria for automated vehicles. We also oppose legislation that erects barriers to testing and eventual deployment of this technology. As evidenced by the numerous and varied proposals in Massachusetts, this concern is very real. The bills before the committee range from the anti-competitive SAVE Act to proposals which would require all AVs also be zero emission vehicles. In our view, the proposed legislation under consideration is unnecessary to promote the safe testing of automated vehicles in Massachusetts. 

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