U.S. agency to accelerate reviews of automaker self-driving petitions

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA

The U.S. auto safety regulator stated on Tuesday it is accelerating the process for evaluating whether automakers can deploy self-driving vehicles without devices like brakes and steering wheels. Automakers must presently meet almost 75 auto safety standards, many of them written with the assumption that a licensed driver would be capable to control the vehicle […]