A Vision for Safety 2.0 provides voluntary guidance for AV manufacturers as they continue developing the nascent technology. On October 18, 2017, Nat Beuse, Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety Research at NHTSA joined the Eno Center for Transportation for a webinar discussion on the newly updated policy statement.

Self Driving Cars Law
Self Driving Cars Law

“The new Guidance supports further development of this important new technology, which has the potential to change the way we travel and how we deliver goods and services,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. “The safe deployment of  automated vehicle technologies means we can look forward to a future with fewer traffic fatalities and increased mobility for all Americans.”

“In addition to safety, ADS technology offers important social benefits by improving access to transportation, independence and quality of life for those who cannot drive because of illness, advanced age or disability,” continued Secretary Chao.

Google’s sibling Waymo is doing self-driving car test in NY. Our ultimate goal is to bring our fully self-driving technology to more cities in the U.S. and around the world,” John Krafcik, Waymo’s chief, said in prepared remarks at a technology conference in Portugal on Tuesday. “Fully self-driving cars are here.”

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Published: 10/24/2017 | Updated: 11/09/2017 | Sources: Bhurtel Law Firm, NHTSA