Self-Driving Cars Must Have Technology to Prevent Use in Terror, Lawmakers Say

The Guardian discusses the House’s passage of the SELF DRIVE Act with Marc Scribner.

Self-driving vehicles will need to be equipped with cybersecurity technology to prevent them from being used in terrorist attacks, according to legislation passed by the US House of Representatives on Wednesday.

With substantial bipartisan support in a voice vote, the House approved the so-called Self Drive Act, which seeks to speed the introduction of self-driving vehicles on US roads by streamlining the regulatory process.

The conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute has criticized the bill, saying that the NHTSA is not equipped to write and enforce cybersecurity standards.

Read the full article at The Guardian.