March 15, 2016

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Statement of TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore on the Senate Commerce Committee Hearing on Autonomous Vehicles

Washington, D.C. — TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today issued the following statement on the Senate Commerce Committee’s hearing on autonomous vehicles.  The following statement can be attributed to TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore:

“TechNet commends the Senate Commerce Committee for holding a hearing on the advancements in autonomous vehicle technology.  These technologies have the potential to help Americans get from place to place more safely, eliminating the risks that come with speeding and distraction, and to increase fuel efficiency of vehicles, making our air cleaner.  

These very same technologies can also empower those unable to drive a car to remain mobile, active members of our society.  We should be encouraging the development of these technologies, rather than hindering their growth.

That’s why TechNet supports implementation of a uniform legal framework that allows and promotes the deployment of autonomous vehicles.

TechNet hopes that this hearing will be a productive discussion on policy measures that will support continued growth of autonomous vehicle technologies.”

The hearing, titled “Hands Off: The Future of Self-Driving Cars,” will be held on Tuesday, March 15, at 2:30 p.m. ET in Senate Russell Office Building Room 253.

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TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy by advocating a targeted policy agenda at the federal and 50-state level.  TechNet’s diverse membership includes dynamic startups to the most iconic companies on the planet and represents more than two million employees in the fields of information technology, e-commerce, advanced energy, biotechnology, venture capital, and finance.  TechNet has offices in Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley, Sacramento, Seattle, Boston, and Austin.

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