This Tuesday, members of the US Senate and the companies involved in the formation of industry autonomous vehicles, called for national regulation of autonomous vehicles, because they fear that the regulation at the level of each state will lead to confusing range of rules, and it will lead to the development of a slowdown.
As expected, one of the loudest protesters was Chris Urmson – the head of self-car program. Speaking, Urmson said that such a scenario would deter undertakings major automakers.
This position is neither new nor surprising, since Google has quite openly stated their dissatisfaction with the state leadership on this issue.
Representatives of the company General Motors Co, Delphi Automotive PLC and Lyft supported Google statement said, adding that a number of different positions for each state holds back the development, testing, and therefore the deployment of autonomous vehicles.
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced that they might undo some safety rules to help accelerate the development of autonomous vehicles, and some reports also suggest that such a car can be seen as a driver in accordance with federal law, which may potentially simplify some legal loopholes.
SECRETARY NHTSA, Anthony Fox, also said that the organization is planning to establish universal principles for unmanned vehicles by July, although it is not clear whether the new laws implemented by the Federal Government.