Automakers Ask U.S. Dept of Transportation to Make It Easier to Deploy Autonomous Vehicles That Will Eliminate Jobs

By B.N. Frank

Experts continue to warn that Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) are NOT safe (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). For one thing – they can be hacked from afar with lasers.

There have also been numerous reports about Teslas crashing and/or catching fire. Tesla owners have reported other terrifying driving experiences as well (see 1, 2). Nevertheless, additional AVs – including trucks – are being introduced and tested American roads. It’s been predicted that hundreds of thousands of transportation industry employees will eventually lose their jobs to them – if they haven’t already. A group representing American automakers is asking US DOT to speed up the process.

From Reuters UK:

Automakers unveil proposals to speed U.S. self-driving deployment

WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – A group representing major automakers is unveiling a detailed proposal Wednesday aimed at making it easier to deploy thousands of self-driving vehicles in the coming years, according to a document seen by Reuters.

The Alliance for Automotive Innovation, a group representing General Motors Co, Toyota Motor Corp, Volkswagen AG and most other automakers, says the U.S. Transportation Department should “establish a robust national pilot program” for autonomous vehicle testing and deployment and create a new vehicle class for autonomous vehicles.

Current standards were written assuming the presence of a human driver, which presents a deployment barrier to vehicles without human controls like steering wheels.

The group also urges regulators to make it easier to get exemptions to temporarily deploy limited number of self-driving vehicles that do not meet safety standards. It also calls on Congress to raise the 2,500 vehicle-per manufacturer yearly cap.

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According to Verizon, the “Race for 5G” has everything to do with putting countless more AVs on public roads. American 5G opposition includes federal agencies and credible experts who warn this technology threatens jobs, national security, public safety, and weather forecasting accuracy (see 1, 2, 3). Since 2017, doctors and scientists have asked for 5G moratoriums on Earth and in space (see 1, 2). Since 2018 there have been reports of people and animals experiencing symptoms and illnesses after 5G was installed (see 1, 2, 3, 4). In 2019, telecom executives gave congressional testimony that they had NO scientific evidence that 5G is safe. Some studies say it’s not.

Cities AND entire countries have taken action to ban, delay, halt, and limit 5G installation AS WELL AS issue moratoriums on deployment. Of course exposure risks ARE NOT isolated to 5G. Last year The World Health Organization warned that high levels of Electromagnetic Fields (aka “Electrosmog”) could cause health issues in a significant percentage of the population. The majority of scientists worldwide oppose 5G deployment. Regardless, proponents continue to laud Autonomous Vehicles as being what’s best for Americans. Health, safety and employment be damned.

 

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