U.S. Representatives Ted Lieu (D-CA), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Joe Barton (R-TX) and Joe Wilson (R-SC) have formed the bipartisan House Smart Transportation Caucus, which is dedicated to advancing new innovation in connected and autonomous vehicles.
“Technological advances in the auto industry have the potential to transform transportation in America – making our highways safer and reducing traffic,” said Lieu. “But we must implement smart policies that encourage safety and security so we can ensure that a cyber attack does not turn connected cars into weapons or paralyze an entire city. Our technological advances are only as good as the cyber security that ensures products work efficiently and safely. The bipartisan Smart Transportation Caucus will focus on encouraging the deployment of new technologies with an emphasis on safety, security and innovation.”
The Smart Transportation Caucus will encourage the development and deployment of existing and next-generation technologies. The technologies include connected and automated vehicle safety systems, smart infrastructure, advanced traffic and freight management systems, and real-time transit and parking technologies. The caucus will also link the federal government, auto industry, communications industry, transportation safety advocates, cyber security groups and representatives from the privacy sector to discuss policies and priorities that will support new forms of transportation.
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