Bad News: The Government Wants to ‘Help’ Driverless Car Companies discusses with Marc Scribner the U.S. Department of Transportation’s proposed rules on vehicle-to-vehicle communication. 

Plus, as Competitive Enterprise Institute researcher Marc Scribner points out, the safety benefits of the V2V mandate “will be trivial for the next 15 years, at which point far superior automated vehicle technology may be deployed to consumers.” Self-driving cars equipped with autonomous collision avoidance technologies will likely provide all of the supposed benefits of V2V communications—and do it sooner. If the incoming Trump administration really wants to help, it’ll get Washington out of the way and withdraw these two proposed rules.

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