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Self-Driving Car Bill Reintroduced in House Minus Biggest Backer

September 23, 2020

Legislation that would allow carmakers to sell as many as 100,000 self-driving vehicles per year in the U.S. is being reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, but one of its biggest cheerleaders is staying on the sidelines until next year.

The measure, known as the SELF DRIVE Act, has been dormant since 2017, when it was passed unanimously by the House and later died in the Senate amid objections from Democrats and trial lawyers concerned about the right to sue if someone is hurt or killed in a self-driving car.

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