Editor's note: A photo caption in an earlier version of this story misspelled the last name of Selika Talbott. The story also appeared on Page 23 of the Oct. 26 issue.
Clear-cut plans to forge a federal framework for autonomous vehicle regulation are a gray area for the Trump and Biden campaigns, but House lawmakers say they're set on prioritizing an AV bill early in the 117th Congress regardless of who is elected president.
"I'm going to be working with stakeholders that have an interest in how it's written and in the next couple of months be at the table, so we have legislation ready to introduce in early January," Rep. Debbie Dingell told Automotive News.
The Michigan Democrat said issues related to energy and the environment, such as investments in electric vehicle charging infrastructure and battery technology, will also be priorities when a new Congress convenes in 2021.