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NHTSA Eyes New Self-Driving Car Regulatory Framework

Law360 (November 23, 2020, 9:41 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation has signaled that it may eventually adopt new safety standards for vehicles with automated driving systems, taking a big step that could boost development of passenger-carrying autonomous vehicles while ensuring that new technologies still undergo sharp scrutiny.

The DOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking on Nov. 19, opening the door for automakers and artificial intelligence and technology developers to weigh in on how the agency should go about crafting a regulatory framework that addresses safety standards governing ADS performance. Such a framework would go beyond just spelling out ADS...

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