Feds To Announce Long-Awaited Guidelines For Self-Driving Cars

Posted by HardOCP News 11:57 AM (CDT)

Tuesday September 20, 2016

Earlier today, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced guidelines to regulating self-driving cars. The NHTSA has come up with a fifteen point safety assessment for manufacturers that are developing automated vehicles. The guidelines cover stuff like data recording and sharing and vehicle cybersecurity.

Self-driving cars have the potential to save thousands of lives lost on the nation’s roads each year and to change the lives of the elderly and the disabled, President Barack Obama said in an op-ed published Monday by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "Safer, more accessible driving. Less congested, less polluted roads. That’s what harnessing technology for good can look like," Obama wrote. But he added: "We have to get it right. Americans deserve to know they’ll be safe today even as we develop and deploy the technologies of tomorrow."