After decades of taking our innovation dominance for granted, American global leadership in technology is up for grabs from foreign competitors. Fortunately, policymakers have woken up to the alarm bells.
Last year, Congress passed the landmark CHIPS — Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors for America — and Science Act. This year, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has laid out a framework for artificial intelligence regulation.
The U.S. is at an inflection point as bipartisan leaders of the House Select Committee on China consider policies to combat challenges from our primary strategic competitor. These include discussions on how to position the U.S. as the world's leader on autonomous vehicles, technology that will increase road safety and fundamentally transform how people and goods move.
Effective autonomous vehicle policy means Congress must take a page out of previous legislative playbooks and focus on facilitating U.S. innovation while addressing national security concerns. This includes the security risks of Chinese AV companies operating on U.S. roads and the long-tail risk that would be posed by China's control of the global AV arena. America must respond with robust reforms that galvanize our homegrown AV industry and ensure we win the future.