US government to rule on autonomous cars as soon as next month with potential road to commercialization
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is expected to release its federal guidelines for autonomous vehicles in July and the agency’s senior administrator, Dr. Mark Rosekind, said to expect something different from the regulators to reflect the disrupting aspect of self-driving technologies.
Rosekind made the comment during a panel at the TU-Automotive auto-tech conference in Novi (via readwrite):
“What is unusual is everybody expects regulation comes out and that’s what it is forever, and NHTSA’s job is react and enforce it. That will not work with this area. I think we’re going to have something different in July.”
The regulator said that NHTSA’s rules will focus on four main areas. Expand