Monday, November 28, 2016

Regulations on Self-Driving Cars Will Be Left to the States

Self-driving Uber car. Image credit: Flickr
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that it will release a framework for national regulations on autonomous vehicles in July 2017. The documents to be released will leave room for states to institute additional rules and regulations for self-driving vehicles. The NHTSA has expressed that it has no intention to promote binding federal regulations, but is currently working on a model state policy to help states develop policies that are consistent with one another. Companies in the industry had been pushing for federal regulations to ensure uniformity and avoid the need to navigate conflicting state rules.

Read more from The National Law Review.

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