OTTAWA, Jan. 29, 2018 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, and the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, today issued the following statement regarding the release of the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications' report on connected and automated vehicles (also known as self-driving cars):
"On behalf of the Government of Canada, we thank the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications for this important report. The findings and recommendations will guide our ongoing work on this emerging technology, including on the development of regulations and standards for the safe use of these vehicles in Canada.
"With strong links to innovation, infrastructure, middle class jobs and investment, connected and automated vehicles are important technologies that will help strengthen the safety, efficiency, and competitiveness of Canada's transportation system.
The Government of Canada continues to demonstrate its leadership on connected and automated vehicles. The rapid pace of technological advancement makes it increasingly important to leverage the work between governments and the private sector. We will present a plan of action in the coming months for the safe introduction and use of connected and automated vehicles on Canadian roads."
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SOURCE Transport Canada
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