Disability Community to Regulators: Don’t Slow Testing of Self-Driving Cars

San Francisco Chronicle publishes an op-ed by Henry Claypool, policy director of the Community Living Policy Center at UC San Francisco, on the freedom of movement self-driving cars have the potential to give to some people with disabilities. He writes, “Regulators, automakers and technology companies must do everything they can to make self-driving cars a reality. Today, however, roadblocks to self-driving cars exist, and some well-meaning regulators and so-called safety advocates are mistakenly trying to create new ones. The California Department of Motor Vehicles’ latest proposal would require every city and town in California to pass local ordinances to enable fully self-driving cars to be tested in those communities.”