Self-Driving Trucks May Be Closer Than They Appear "[T]he basic idea — having trucks drive themselves on highways and letting human drivers take over in complicated city environments — is something of an industry consensus. 'One of the big misconceptions about self-driving technology is that it is going to emerge and be able to drive all the time in all circumstances,' said Alden Woodrow, the product manager for Uber's self-driving truck unit." The New York Times
Senators Reach Deal On Self-Driving Car Bill "Two key senators announced late Wednesday that they have reached a bipartisan agreement that removes some regulations making it harder to get self-driving cars on roads." The Hill
SELF DRIVE Act of 2017 "The purpose of this Act is to memorialize the Federal role in ensuring the safety of highly automated vehicles as it relates to design, construction, and performance, by encouraging the testing and deployment of such vehicles."
Senators Weigh the 'Space Race' of Trucking "Safety and industry experts on Wednesday urged Senate lawmakers to push ahead with placing autonomous-trucking technology on America's roadways, saying the vehicles could be a "game-changer" for highway fatalities and warning of the economic risks the U.S. would face should it fall behind in trucking's very own "space race."" U.S. News & World Report
Senate Will Consider Legislation for Self-Driving Trucks "According to a Senate press release, "Transportation Innovation: Automated Trucks and our Nation's Highways ... will examine the benefits of automated truck safety technology as well as the potential impacts on jobs and the economy. Including or excluding trucks, buses, and other heavy duty vehicles has been a topic of discussion in ongoing bipartisan efforts to draft self-driving vehicle legislation."" Engadget