A Senate committee made changes Tuesday to a bill regulating autonomous vehicles. The bill’s Senate sponsor says the amendment seeks to find a middle ground between self-driving car manufacturers and those who want tighter controls on the industry.
State lawmakers say they’ll seek to find a balance between innovation and safety when it comes to self-driving cars.
A Senate committee took testimony Tuesday on legislation to regulate autonomous vehicles.
The bill creates a regulatory system for any companies that want to test and drive the vehicles. That system would include oversight panels compromised of state Departments of Insurance and Transportation leaders, the State Police, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, and local officials.
The measure also bars local governments from banning self-driving cars.