Bloomberg Law
Jan. 12, 2018, 2:48 PM

Human Control of Self-Driving Cars on Policymakers’ Radar

Michaela Ross

Should human beings be able to take the wheel from self-driving cars?

Policymakers nationwide are debating that question: whether autonomous vehicle companies should be required to have features that allow humans to take control of self-driving vehicles in case they fail.

The issue has surfaced in Congress and at the state level as car and tech companies, like General Motors Corp.'s Cruise LLC and Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo, race to roll out self-driving cars. Some companies are already developing such technology. Lawmakers’ debates over safety could hasten development of the technology.

Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have ...

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