A group of top automakers are teaming up to create safety standards and regulations for self-driving vehicles.
Ford, Toyota and General Motors released a joint statement announcing their partnership in drawing up standards for autonomous vehicle rules and regulations. According to reports, the trio of automakers will also partner with SAE international. The group will be called the Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium. The group aims to “work to safely advance testing, pre-competitive development and deployment.”
As automakers pour more time and resources into autonomous vehicles, officials still struggle with how to regulate the new technology. Current NHTSA rules prohibit vehicles without any human controls like steering wheels or brake pedals.