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AVIA Statement On The Passage of AB 316

Washington, D.C. – The Autonomous Vehicle Industry Association (AVIA) issued the following statement after AB 316 – a bill that stands to bar autonomous trucks from operating in California – passed the Assembly:

“AB 316 is a preemptive technology ban that will put California even further behind other states and lock in the devastating safety status quo on California’s roads, which saw more than 4,400 people die last year. AB 316 undermines California’s law enforcement and safety officials as they seek to regulate and conduct oversight over life-saving autonomous trucks,” said Executive Director Jeff Farrah of the Autonomous Vehicle Industry Association.  

“We encourage Governor Newsom and the State Senate to reject AB 316 so Californians will benefit from the safety and supply chain benefits of autonomous trucks.”