Americans for Tax Reform released a letter to the Senate Commerce Committee encouraging senators to maintain the traditional state and federal regulatory distinctions for automobiles when it comes to self-driving cars. Put simply, states regulate the driver, and federal regulations apply to the vehicle.
This concept was included in the House-passed H.R. 3388, also known as the SELF DRIVE Act. This bipartisan legislation “improves the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s ability to adapt federal safety standards to [self-driving automobiles], and clarifies federal and state roles with respect to self-driving cars” and was recently passed in the House of Representatives by a voice vote.
For more check out Katie McAuliffe’s OpEd in The Hill.