House Passes Self-Driving Car Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the SELF DRIVE Act, federal legislation governing self-driving cars. As previously noted, the bill would exempt up to 100,000 autonomous vehicles from existing federal safety rules, and would instead require the U.S. Department of Transportation to develop new standards for autonomous vehicles. The DOT would have authority over testing of autonomous vehicles. Manufacturers would need to establish cybersecurity plans and privacy policies for the automated vehicles they develop, as well. The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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