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Titles (6)

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Short Titles as Reported to Senate

AV START Act
American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies Act

Short Titles as Reported to Senate for portions of this bill
  • HAV Data Access Advisory Committee Act

Short Titles as Introduced

AV START Act
American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies Act

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Official Titles as Introduced

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


Actions Overview (2)

Date
11/28/2017Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 115-187.
09/28/2017Introduced in Senate

All Actions (4)

Date
11/28/2017Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 268.
Action By: Senate
11/28/2017Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 115-187.
Action By: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
10/04/2017Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Action By: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
09/28/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (4)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI]* 09/28/2017
Sen. Blunt, Roy [R-MO]* 09/28/2017
Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]* 09/28/2017
Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS] 02/12/2018

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation09/28/2017 Referred to
10/04/2017 Markup by
11/28/2017 Reported by S. Rept. 115-187

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Latest Summary (2)

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (11/28/2017)

American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies Act or the AV START Act

This bill: (1) establishes a framework for a federal role in ensuring the safety of highly automated vehicles (HAVs); (2) preempts states from adopting, maintaining, or enforcing any law, rule, or standard regulating an HAV or automated driving system (ADS) regarding certain safety evaluation report subject areas; (3) sets forth conditions under which HAVs may be introduced into interstate commerce for testing, evaluation, or demonstration; and (4) applies certain safety exemptions to HAVs.

The Department of Transportation shall: (1) establish a technical committee on HAV and ADS safety, (2) establish a working group on ADS education efforts, and (3) research the traffic safety implications of HAVs.

Each HAV or ADS manufacturer shall execute a written plan for identifying and reducing cybersecurity risks.

HAV Data Access Advisory Committee Act

The Department of Commerce shall establish the HAV Data Access Advisory Committee to provide a forum to discuss and make policy recommendations with respect to the information or data that vehicles collect, generate, record, or store in an electronic form that is retrieved from an HAV or ADS.

Commerce shall:

  • develop educational cybersecurity resources to assist consumers in minimizing potential motor vehicle cybersecurity risks;
  • initiate a study on impacts of HAVs on transportation infrastructure, mobility, the environment, and fuel consumption;
  • study ways to encourage U.S. manufacturing of automated driving equipment; and
  • issue a final rule regarding a child safety system to alert motor vehicle operators to check rear designated seating positions after the engine is deactivated.

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration shall create a publicly accessible database containing information collected about individuals during motor vehicle operation and privacy policies and protections.