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Global Automakers Testifies on Maryland AV Bill

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January 18, 2017

On January 17, Global Automakers testified before the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee in opposition to Senate Bill 9 which would grant the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration authority for rule making to address automated and connected vehicles. Global Automakers testimony focused on the overly broad nature of the bill and expressed concern that the legislation would create uncertainty for automotive manufacturers and others who are investing heavily in the technology as well as establish a patchwork of state laws that could slow the pace of innovation. Global Automakers stated the bill unnecessarily creates the risk that Maryland may erect counterproductive barriers to the testing and sale of automated vehicles, and that other states may follow suit. The letter in opposition to Senate Bill 9 is available here.

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