Driving Automotive Innovation and Federal Policies

U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a field hearing titled, “Driving Automotive Innovation and Federal Policies,” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at the Washington Convention Center. The Senate field hearing will examine self-driving and other auto technologies as well as issues on the horizon for lawmakers and regulators. Days after the hearing, the convention center will open its doors for an industry-wide auto showcase event. 


  • Dr. Randy Avent, President, Florida Polytechnic University
  • Mr. Tim Kentley-Klay, CEO and Co-Founder, Zoox, Inc.
  • Mr. Mike Mansuetti, President, Robert Bosch North America, Robert Bosch LLC
  • Mr. Luke Schneider, President, Audi Mobility U.S.

Hearing Details: 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Full committee
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
West Salon Room
Washington, DC 20001

The hearing is open to credentialed media and the public. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.

Majority Statement

  • John R Thune

Minority Statement

  • Bill Nelson