Request for Comments "Connected Cars - Workshop, Project No. P175403" #00002

Submission Number:
00002
Commenter:
Dan Mahaffee
Organization:
Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress
State:
District of Columbia
Initiative Name:
Request for Comments "Connected Cars - Workshop, Project No. P175403"
Over the past six months, the Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress (CSPC) has researched the policy implications surrounding the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles, as well as cybersecurity issues. In our first report, "The Autonomous Vehicle Revolution-Fostering Innovation with Smart Regulation," experts from the government, private sector, and academia provided contributions to a report encouraging recommendations on autonomous vehicle policy. Key to addressing the cybersecurity issues, which we continue to examine, is an open dialogue between government and the private sector on cyber threat information and public awareness of good cyber practices/"cyber hygiene." The benefits that autonomous vehicle technology and connected vehicle technology will provide in terms of increased roadway safety and efficiency/access to transportation require continued dialogue between the government, the private sector, and the American people to promote further innovation in this field. Combining the intelligence and security expertise of the government with the innovative and entrepreneurial skills of the private sector-a range of automotive manufacturers, parts suppliers, tech companies, transportation companies, and various startups and smaller firms-is key to ensuring that the benefits of this technology provide the needed protections in terms of both cyber threats and the privacy protection of users. The report, "The Autonomous Vehicle Revolution-Fostering Innovation with Smart Regulation," is attached to this comment for further review.