Automakers Map Out Policy for Autonomous Vehicles

Honda, Ford, General Motors, and Tesla testified in an information hearing of the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee on autonomous vehicles and the appropriate public policies to have in place for their evolution on the state’s roadways.

The companies discussed the five levels of vehicle automation defined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (levels four and five are when human control is completely removed). They also briefed the committee on issues of liability, cybersecurity, insurance rates, and the likely path of deployment from limited access highways to urban streets. They urged the legislature to enact a statute that specifically authorizes self-driving cars on Ohio roads.

Read the Ford testimony here, Honda here, and Tesla here11/2/2017