Regulations

Take That: Feds Smack Around Google Driverless Efforts

Posted on February 17, 2016

Last week, something very unusual happened: a legal opinion by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration set the Internet abuzz. Why? Because it informed Google that the artificial intelligence used to pilot its autonomous vehicles could be viewed as the “driver” for some (not all) regulatory purposes. But the media mostly ignored the grist of the letter, which consisted of a litany of legal smack downs to Google’s proposed interpretation of federal safety rules regarding driverless cars.

Fortune Magazine article here

Related Topics: autonomous vehicles, driverless cars, federal regulations, NHTSA, self-driving vehicles, vehicle technology

Comments ( 1 )
  • Hyon Kim

     | about 4 years ago

    They turned a blind eye to the Ride Share industry, but are focused on stopping self driving cars.

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