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16/03/2019  U.S. regulators want public's view on cars with no steering wheel, brakes


U.S. regulators will ask the public if robotic cars should be allowed on streets without steering wheels or brake pedals as they try to set the first legal boundaries for their design in the world’s second largest vehicle market.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has delayed action for 15 months on General Motors Co’s request to deploy a limited number vehicles on U.S. roads without steering wheels or other human controls such as a brake pedal.
In GM’s petition, NHTSA will for the first time compare a vehicle in which all driving decisions are made by a computer versus a human driver. NHTSA called it “an important case of first impression,” presenting “novel and important issues.”