The U.S. House of Representatives will vote Wednesday on a bill that would allow automakers working on self-driving cars to deploy up to 25,000 autonomous vehicles without meeting current auto safety standards, Reuters reported.
The bill, which passed a House panel unanimously in July, would allow 25,000 self-driving cars per automaker to bypass safety standards in the first year, increasing to 100,000 vehicles per automaker annually over three years. It's set to go through the House under fast-track rules, meaning no amendments will be allowed.
The legislation is aimed at keeping states that want to block autonomous cars from doing so. Companies including General Motors (GM) - Get Report and Alphabet's (GOOGL) - Get Report Waymo have pushed for legislation to make the roll-out of their self-driving units more seamless.
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