Anthony Foxx, US Transportation Secretary, talked about the safety of self-driving cars. He assumes tech companies will meet the guidelines issued by his department in September. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) claimed that all developers involved in the car industry need to submit details about their self-driving cars’ security to the authorities.
Advocacy groups have reached Foxx’s department to negotiate the control over the development of self-driving cars. He believes that car developers will receive great deference from the automobile industry. Foxx stated that authorities need to establish some boundaries and specific regulations that will offer automakers a view over how an electric car should look like.
He claims that the algorithms used for running a self-driving car are different from those used when driving a normal car, but the security offered by the car should be the same. They need to be less normative than the authorities and give car companies the flexibility required to set the 15 safety assessment. Before becoming obligatory, these amendments are to be discussed by automakers for two months. If no changes are requested, NHTSA will apply the rules.
Mark Rosekind, the administrator of NHTSA argued that recent regulations regarding auto safety have taken from six to ten years to settle. He claims that self-driving cars come with so many updates along the way that security laws will need to be in a continuous changing process. They will need to be frequently revised regarding all the new features that will be developed in autonomous cars.
California’s Department of Motor Vehicles suggested car companies to issue a draft of all the requirements and regulations imposed by law for autonomous vehicles, determining them to adhere to NHTSA standards. This will be needed to make possible the testing of self-driving cars in California.
Rosekind argued that auto companies which will prove to have the best safety methods will help NHTSA to write constricting laws. He asserted that his agency wishes that companies like Tesla Motors Inc., Uber Technologies Inc., and Alphabet Inc’s Google unit answer to all safety requests with six months before self-driving cars will be available on the market.
Do you believe that the price of these cars will be worth it? Would you take one of this cars for a driving test without being concerned for your safety?
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