The other coast: The Industry likes the changes. The head of a coalition of self-driving car manufacturers including Waymo, Uber, and Ford, said that it was “pleased to see the Trump Administration continuing the work to bring fully self-driving vehicles to U.S. roads.” Intel said it applauded the agency’s move.
Yes, but: Not everyone is a fan of the new guidelines. “After waiting months for the Trump Administration to release its vision for self-driving cars, AV Guidance 2.0 is a step backwards,” said two top Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Frank Pallone and Jan Schakowsky, in a statement. “Instead of focusing on safety and ensuring car makers are properly testing these vehicles, the Administration chose to cave to industry and pressure states into not acting.”
Consumers Union, meanwhile, said strong federal oversight is needed and that the Department of Transportation “should be asking more of automakers, not less” when it comes to safety.