DOT Issues Autonomous Vehicle Policy

Inside Unmanned Systems discusses the Department of Transportation's guidelines for self-driving car technology with Marc Scribner. 

The non-mandatory aspects of the policy provisions concern transportation experts such as Marc Scribner, a Competitive Enterprise Institute fellow.

“NHTSA cannot credibly say it is merely recommending voluntary, nonbinding actions and then turn around and tell other government agencies to mandate them. If NHTSA wishes to mandate automated vehicle performance safety assessments, it should go through the normal rulemaking process as required under the Administrative Procedure Act,” Scribner said. “Trying to coax state governments into mandating ‘nonbinding’ federal policy does not inspire confidence that NHTSA is planning to play above board. Congress should take note.”

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