Explainer: US Must Maintain Global Leadership on AVs

American leadership on autonomous vehicles (AVs) cannot be taken for granted as foreign competitors threaten our global competitiveness. Autonomous vehicles represent a multi-trillion-dollar market that will deliver immense safety, mobility, and supply chain benefits. It is critical the U.S. continues to lead the way on AVs.

To secure the economic growth, job creation and investment in a global race for AVs, policymakers must enact a national policy framework that is focused on deployment and commercialization for deployment.

The Chinese government and other foreign competitors are establishing national AV frameworks and providing billions in investment because they recognize the safety, mobility and economic benefits of AVs. To stay competitive on the global stage, American policymakers must create a clear path to AV deployment.