The Feds Ban a Self-Driving Shuttle Fleet From Carrying People

  • Author: Aarian Marshall
  • Source: Wired
  • Date: 02/29/2020

"Most self-driving vehicles don’t need federal approval to operate, because they meet Department of Transportation design standards. (A self-driving Cruise is just a Chevy Bolt plus some sensors, though General Motors has asked NHTSA for an exemption to operate cars without steering wheels.) NHTSA seems to have had a clearer reason to intervene in the EasyMile case because it gave EasyMile, and its users, special permission to import the shuttle to the US."

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