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Good Progress on Self-driving Vehicle Policy

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By Doug Davis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Automated Driving Group

Self-driving technology is advancing quickly, and Intel is playing a leading role. To get ready for our autonomous future, we need to prepare our roads, cities, towns, and, more importantly, tomorrow's passengers. A policy framework that prioritizes safety, innovation and U.S. leadership will play a critical role. To this end, I applaud the leadership of Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao for her focused work to revise the nation's Automated Vehicle Guidelines for the safe testing and deployment of self-driving vehicles. I also commend the recent passage of the SELF DRIVE Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. Such focus on self-driving vehicle policy drives us closer to Intel's vision for autonomous transportation - including zero accidents and mobility for all. I look forward to fully reviewing Secretary Chao's revised Autonomous Vehicle Guidelines and working with her and the Department of Transportation to pave the way to our safer autonomous future.

Secretary Chao and an Intel AV Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and an Intel autonomous vehicle at the Mcity test facility at the University of Michigan.