The American public is facing a crisis in the delivery of drivers to business and government.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced it is looking for a solution to the shortage, and the government of Mexico announced it will be building its own fleet of autonomous vehicles.
But a new federal law could change that, with the US Department of Transportation calling for companies to start working together to build new drivers, rather than waiting until a new government program comes online.
The law, titled the Driverless Transportation Technologies Act, requires companies to offer driverless cars, buses, taxis and self-driving trucks to employees in exchange for “a minimum level of service, in accordance with the requirements of the relevant Federal Trade and Consumer Protection Act.”
The law applies to any company that operates in the United States, and it goes into effect on July 1.
“The Federal Trade Commissioner believes that it is in the public interest to mandate that a company should offer its own driverless vehicle and hire a vehicle driver for its own self-parking vehicle,” the Department of Justice said in a statement.
“It is a necessary first step in making autonomous vehicles a reality and will help to protect consumers and jobs.”
The government says it is also looking to help small businesses in its push to develop self-drive vehicles, but the bill doesn’t say if that includes self-charging for self-car companies.
The new law is part of President Donald Trump’s efforts to push forward on his plan to build a “smart grid” and expand access to renewable energy, a technology that relies on sensors and computer chips to power homes and businesses.
The federal government says self-powering homes and buildings could help reduce the energy use of power plants and help to cut carbon emissions.
The Trump administration said it’s working with businesses and local governments to develop an automated, self-propelled fleet of vehicles that can navigate cities and highways.
Companies would be required to provide detailed safety plans, including how vehicles could safely drive on highways and when they could safely be used for commercial purposes.
Companies could not hire employees or subcontract with other companies.
However, the law would not require that self-drivers be licensed or insured.
The legislation also does not mandate any minimum level or level of driverless transportation.
Instead, it specifies that companies would be allowed to hire a “driver” as long as the “driver must have a driver’s license.”
The company must have at least 10 years of experience in the transportation industry and have “the appropriate training and certification to operate the vehicle safely.”
That would include experience driving a motor vehicle and driving a self-driven vehicle, which would require a “high degree of skill.”
It also states that the company must offer the services of “a human driver for the duration of the vehicle service, including the transportation of the driver to and from the location of the customer’s location, as required by the applicable Federal Motor Carrier Safety Standard.”
That means it could hire a person to drive a truck or a bus to and stop at the customer or customer’s home.
But it would also have to provide a driver for a vehicle that was not self-powered.
It’s unclear how the companies would know when a person is a driver, or whether they would be subject to the requirement that a human driver be a licensed driver.
“These types of requirements are not designed to be burdensome and are not intended to prevent the private sector from developing new technologies and business models,” the DOJ said in its statement.
It added that companies “will be required under the terms of the proposed regulations to develop driverless vehicles that meet applicable standards for safety and to operate safely and responsibly under all conditions, including under traffic and road conditions, when traveling on a public roadway.”
The bill also requires the companies to include detailed safety procedures and to provide drivers with “additional training and training documentation.”
It’s not clear if these standards would include how a person would be monitored while on the road.
The companies would also need to provide “additionally detailed safety and operation plans for the vehicle,” and to “identify and provide to the Federal Trade Commision the cost of each vehicle service and any additional services the company may require for the transportation and operation of the self-directed vehicle.”
The companies can also be subject for fines for failure to comply with the law.
The bill would also prohibit the companies from using the services to promote a vehicle for commercial use.
That would prevent them from using them to promote their own business or for commercial advertising.
The government is also seeking guidance on how to handle companies that have been sued by other people over issues of driver safety.
The Department of Labor and the Department at Large have opened an investigation into whether the companies have violated federal safety regulations.
That includes how the law affects the liability of companies that hire drivers to work for them, how they are liable for any injuries and damages caused by drivers, and whether they can be sued