Lawmakers warn of automation’s potential to replace drivers

“A U.S. Congressional committee responsible for funding federal transportation programs is calling on regulators to develop a “national strategy” to address drivers who could be displaced by autonomous vehicles (AVs).” – According to article in and its author John Gallagher

Gallagher also wrote – “In a report published on June 3 explaining priorities set out in the initial draft of the transportation funding bill for fiscal year 2020, the House Appropriations Committee registered concern that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and its subsidiary agencies were not adequately preparing for challenges that could result from automation, particularly the potential for putting drivers out of work.”

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Source and credits : / John Gallagher, Washington Correspondent


“Two agencies within the U.S. Department of Transportation are seeking public input on removing regulatory barriers to allow the integration of autonomous vehicles onto public roads”. – According to article in / and its author 

Cole also wrote -” FMCSA’s notice will seek public comment on questions regarding several regulatory areas to better understand how changes to its rules can account for differences between human drivers and automated driving systems (ADS)”.

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“Self-driving truck startup TuSimple announced today that the United States Postal Service (USPS) has awarded it a contract to perform five round trips, for a two-week pilot, hauling the agency’s trailers more than 1,000 miles between the USPS distribution centers in Phoenix, Arizona and Dallas, Texas”. – According to article in and its author Linda Baker

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Source and credits : / Linda Baker, Staff Writer


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