TIA Joins Coalition for Future Mobility

Arlington, Va. (September 26, 2017) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced that it has joined the Coalition for Future Mobility — a diverse and growing coalition of groups advocating on behalf of older Americans, people with disabilities, safety, the environment, the automotive and technology industries.

“Broadband network infrastructure is the underlying backbone necessary to advance the development and deployment of Autonomous Vehicles,” said Cinnamon Rogers, senior vice president for government affairs at the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). “As the leading association for the connectivity industry, TIA and its members are eager to participate in the Coalition for Future Mobility and play a constructive role in ensuring Automated Vehicle policies improve roadway safety, expand mobility and ensure more efficient and connected communities.”

Today the group also launched a new campaign urging Congress to pass legislation that supports self-driving car testing and deployment.

“Human error. According to government data, it’s a factor in 94 percent of all crashes. And it’s taking a growing number of lives after decades of decline. So imagine how much safer our roads would be with Autonomous Vehicles,” say the ads. “Tell Congress to greenlight Autonomous Vehicle testing and deployment.”

The Coalition for Future Mobility campaign, “Driving Transformation,” urges Congress to pass bipartisan legislation that will accelerate technological innovation by expanding the ability of companies to test and deploy autonomous vehicles. The House of Representatives passed The SELF DRIVE Act on Sept. 6, and the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee is considering related legislation to remove existing barriers to innovation, safety and equal access improvements.

The campaign seeks to raise awareness of the many benefits of self-driving vehicles, including improved safety, mobility and productivity and reduced congestion and carbon emissions.

The Coalition for Future Mobility has now expanded to 21 members, all calling on Congress to support bipartisan Autonomous Vehicle legislation.

Find out more about the campaign and the benefits of self-driving vehicles at:greenlightselfdriving.com/


Ashley Simmons, 703-907-7704, asimmons@tiaonline.org

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The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details. TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI’s Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit www.standardsboostbusiness.org for details.