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Self-Driving Coalition Opposes Chicago’s Proposed Ban on Autonomous Vehicles

Washington – The Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets today released the following statement after news of the Chicago City Council’s proposed ordinance banning self-driving vehicles in Chicago:

“Self-driving technology has the tremendous potential to save lives and enable mobility for everyone, including the residents of Chicago. It’s disappointing to see some members of Chicago’s City Council are considering a preemptive ban on new technology and investment that can transform mobility for the elderly and disabled, cut traffic and congestion on our streets, and improve public safety,” said spokesman and general counsel David Strickland.

“We are committed to finding appropriate policy solutions that support safe testing and development of this technology without closing the door on innovation and investment in our cities.”