The future is now, we are told, when it comes to the road readiness of self-driving cars. Draft legislation, working its way through Washington with bipartisan support, is intended to provide the first-ever changes in federal law needed to usher in this new era of transportation innovation.

The big question: can current legislative efforts apply to larger vehicles, specifically the trucking industry, the logistical backbone of corporate America?

In our latest podcast, we listen in on a recent Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing where regulatory approaches to self-driving trucks were discussed.

Listen to the podcast (13 minutes, 11 megabytes).