US Department of Transportation creates advisory committee on automation

The US Department of Transportation announced the creation of an advisory committee focused on automation. The committee will work on ‘some of the most pressing and relevant matters facing transportation today, including the development and deployment of automated vehicles’, with a view to determining the needs of the Department as it continues with its relevant research, policy, and regulations in the area. Members of the committee include representatives of companies such as Amazon, Apple, and Uber, as well as academics from universities such as Stanford, Duke, and Berkeley.