Are the New Autonomous Vehicle Guidelines Enough to Ensure Safety?

Safety guidelines for autonomous vehicles have finally been released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). With the rise of self-driving vehicles on the road, there has been much discussion of how these vehicles will be regulated. While the new guidelines are not official regulations, they offer some basic rules for autonomous vehicles.

The guidelines will require a 15-point safety assessment that vehicles will need to meet. These points include protecting consumer privacy and protecting the passenger during a crash. The NHTSA has also requested that states work together to develop uniform policies for autonomous vehicles.

Additionally, the NHTSA will have the authority to recall any self-driving vehicle that violates federal safety standards. As a whole, the announcement seems to be favorable toward automakers developing autonomous vehicles, and not aimed at trying to delay the progress being made toward self-driving cars.

“The prospect of autonomous vehicles is exciting, but it is also a serious responsibility to ensure the safety of these vehicles,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

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DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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