NHTSA Regs for Self-Driving Cars Receive “Mixed Reaction” from Industry, Safety Groups

Bloomberg reports, “The new U.S. policy on self-driving cars received a mixed reaction from highway-safety advocates who acknowledged the life-saving potential though warned of a world of ‘human guinea pigs.’” {Link added.] The report adds, “At the same time, there’s a danger that untested technology will be foisted on unwitting consumers, said Jackie Gillan, president of the Washington-based Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, an alliance that includes consumer, medical and safety groups, along with insurance companies.”

“Fortune” reports, “The Obama administration is proposing deeper government involvement in the design of autonomous vehicle systems and calling on manufacturers to share more information about how such systems work and why they fail.

The Detroit News also covers the September 20 release of the new policy.