Updated Federal Guidelines for Autonomous Vehicles

The Trump Administration will be revising federal guidelines governing self-driving vehicles in the coming months.  Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao stated that the new rules were intended to support innovation, new entrants into the market, and safer vehicles; however, she did not specify what the new rules would provide. Some industry participants have expressed concerns about the requirements of the prior administration’s automated vehicle guidelines.  Those range from concerns about providing data on program development to concerns about states establishing mandatory rules.

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