S. 1885: AV START Act

CBO Score

$22 million

Date of Report

Thu October 26th, 2017

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

115th Congress

A bill to support the development of highly automated vehicle safety technologies, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. John Thune — R — SD

S. 1885 would clarify the federal role in regulating motor vehicles that can drive without a person controlling the vehicle. Those vehicles are defined in the bill as Highly Automated Vehicles (HAVs). The bill would require the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to complete several rulemakings and establish two advisory councils on HAV technology and consumer education. The bill also would require NHTSA and the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) within the Department of Transportation (DOT) to complete several studies on the issues surrounding the use of HAVs.

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