U.S. Guidelines for Self-Driving Cars
This autumn the U.S. announced new guidelines for autonomous-car developers that set a framework without dictating one technology over another, notes Jennifer Dukarski, an attorney with Detroit-area law firm Butzel Long.
She says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has signaled that more detailed regulations may lie ahead. But the agency also hints that makers of self-driving cars could be required to go through a pre-clearance or self-certification process akin to that required for aircraft builders.
There have been more than 20 reported attacks against Waymo’s self-driving fleet in Chandler, Ariz., since the company began testing the technology on public roads there two years ago.
Will self-driving, or autonomous, vehicles mark the end of steering wheels?
The auto industry’s transition to self-driving cars will bring a huge change in the way vehicle interiors are designed, says Adient’s Nicholas Petouhoff.