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AV Industry Statement on Kentucky HB 7

Washington, D.C. - The Autonomous Vehicle Industry Association issued the following statement from chief executive officer Jeff Farrah on Kentucky HB 7, creating a legal framework for autonomous vehicles (AVS) to operate safely in the Commonwealth:

“Autonomous vehicles will make Kentucky’s roads safer, spur economic growth, create new accessibility options, and boost the Commonwealth’s status as a supply chain and logistics leader. HB 7 is a major investment in Kentucky’s infrastructure,” said Jeff Farrah, CEO for the Autonomous Vehicle Industry Association. “Kentucky now becomes the 25th state to pass a legal framework for the safe operation of AVs. The AV industry thanks Commonwealth lawmakers for recognizing this technology’s tremendous opportunities for the Bluegrass State.”

About the Autonomous Vehicle Industry Association (AVIA) 

AVIA works with lawmakers, regulators, and the public to realize the safety and societal benefits of autonomous vehicles. As the unified voice of the AV industry, the association is comprised of companies with diverse technical expertise and experience in the technology, automobile, ridehail, trucking, and logistics sectors. Bringing together their varied backgrounds, the companies formed AVIA to advance AVs’ tremendous safety, mobility and economic benefits to consumers in the safest and swiftest manner possible.