Bay Area Council Applauds Gov. Newsom’s Veto of Legislation (AB 316) that Would Have Hurt California’s Leadership, Competitiveness in Autonomous Trucking/Vehicle Technology

The Bay Area Council today (Sept. 25) issued the following statement applauding Gov. Newsom for vetoing AB 316 and enabling California to lead in the development and use of autonomous trucking technology and autonomous vehicle technology more broadly.

“California is all about the future and autonomous vehicle technology represents an exciting and important future for transportation and mobility,” said Jim Wunderman, President and CEO of the Bay Area Council. “We applaud Gov. Newsom for vetoing AB 316, keeping California competitive and ensuring California remains in the fast lane when it comes to autonomous vehicle technology and the many jobs and significant investment it promises. Autonomous trucks have proven they are safe and the technology is only getting better. With Gov. Newsom’s veto, California won’t be left at the side of road and can play a leading role in advancing autonomous vehicle technology that is making our highways safer and creating exciting new avenues for our workforce of the future.”

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