Washington, DC—In response to the passage of AB 316, which would block deployment of driverless trucks in California, Avery Ash, Executive Director of the Coalition for Reimagined Mobility (ReMo) issued the following statement:
“Autonomous trucks will make our supply chains more efficient and resilient while improving road safety and cutting greenhouse gas emissions. With pressing transportation challenges and in a battle with China, we can’t afford more self-inflicted wounds, and AB 316 will incapacitate California’s and ultimately the nation’s competitiveness for decades to come. We urge Governor Newsom to veto this bill.”
AB 316 comes as the country is facing a road safety crisis, surging demand for petroleum fuels, and international competition on the development of shared autonomous vehicles and the technologies that will define the transportation systems of the next century.
About the Coalition for Reimagined Mobility
The Coalition for Reimagined Mobility (ReMo) is a global initiative of SAFE, advancing new mobility technologies and services to shape transportation systems that are better for people and planet. Bringing together stakeholders across transportation, technology, and sustainability, ReMo conducts research and policy advocacy in the U.S. and Europe to create more efficient, sustainable, equitable, and secure ways to move people and goods. For more information visit reimaginedmobility.org.
SAFE is an action-oriented, nonpartisan organization committed to transportation and energy policy solutions that advance the economic and national security of the United States, its partners, and allies. SAFE has convened business and former military leaders since 2004 to advocate for secure, resilient, and sustainable energy solutions. Visit secureenergy.org to learn more.