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House Passes Bill to Speed Introduction of Self-Driving Cars

  • Sweeping proposal covers future rules, cybersecurity, privacy
  • Senate still working on separate, bipartisan legislation
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QuickTake: The Road Ahead for Self-Driving Cars

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U.S. House lawmakers passed a wide-ranging bill to speed the introduction of self-driving vehicles championed by tech and auto companies racing to develop and deploy the technology.

"With this legislation, innovation can flourish without the heavy hand of government," Ohio Republican Bob Latta said on the House floor ahead of the voice vote in the chamber Wednesday. Latta is chairman of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee that developed the legislation.