Lauren Smith, FPF Policy Counsel, testified today at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) second public meeting on autonomous vehicles. The NHTSA is seeking input on planned guidelines for the safe deployment and operation of automated vehicles.
Lauren’s testimony focused on the benefits of autonomous vehicles and the importance of proper data management. “The benefits for facilitating the deployment of autonomous vehicles are so compelling and policymakers should be doing all they can to smooth and speed the way for these technologies to improve as quickly as possible,” Lauren stated. “Applying current best practices around data privacy, paired with existing federal enforcement mechanisms, should facilitate, not stall, this opportunity.”