Senate Commerce Committee

Senators Let the Cars Do the Driving
Commerce Committee holds hearing on the technology

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., prepares to ride in the Chrysler 300c, during an exhibition of self-driving cars for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

A self-driving car can't get you out of a traffic jam.  

That's something Republican Sen. John Thune learned from the passenger seat of a modified Chrysler 300c from Continental on Tuesday as the Senate Commerce Committee explored autonomous driving technology.