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usdotAs a statewide trade association working with industries and technologies impacting our nation and the world at-large, over the years the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM) has formed a number of relationships with national and international associations that help us better service the needs of Michigan, and help us have influence on a national and international level. One of those relationships is with The Alliance for Transportation Innovation (ATI21.org), an organization committed to accelerating the adoption of innovative technologies that will transform the safe and efficient movement of people and goods.

Recently we became aware of an article written by Paul Brubaker, President/CEO of ATI that appeared in The Hill’s Congress Blog which provides an overview of the recently released U.S. DOT series of rules and guidelines for autonomous vehicles. As Paul indicated, this long-awaited guidance was welcomed by the industry, but on closer inspection made obvious the need for a 21st century regulatory approach and the active participation of the tech community in providing input as these regulations continue to evolve. We encourage you to read Paul’s article.

The U.S. DOT has established a 60-day comment period for stakeholders on this issue to voice their concerns. ATI has called upon every stakeholder in the technology and transportation community to take advantage of this opportunity to have input on this matter. We at MTAM, would like to add our voice to ATI’s message. We also encourage everyone involved in the connected transportation eco-system who will in any way be impacted by the final decisions reached on this matter to ensure that your input is heard. Keep in mind the lives that will be saved – and the new jobs we’ll be creating – if we get this right!

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