Politico reports, “Federal regulators aren’t letting recent controversy around Tesla’s semi-autonomous vehicle technology deter them from embracing self-driving cars as part of the future of safety on the nation’s roads. NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind acknowledged ‘the elephant in the room’ during a speech [on July 20] . . . by vowing that ‘no one incident’ would make DOT turn away from the potential those technologies hold for lowering the fatality rate among U.S. drivers.” Rosekind spoke at this week’s Automated Vehicles Symposium 2016.