Senators ask for funding for national automated vehicle facility

Senators ask for funding for national automated vehicle facility

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two U.S. Senators from Michigan are among those looking to help the Department of Transportation advance connected and automated vehicle technology.

Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) joined with Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) in the writing of a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development to encourage added funding in the 2017 budget for the new technology.

The Senators say the requested sixty million dollars would be used to support the accelerated creation of a national research and testing facility for connected and automated cars. They claim that this facility would help ensure future investment and help the U.S. maintain a leadership role in automotive technology.